An Air France scheduled flight operating between Paris and Singapore initiated a diversion to Mumbai, India after the failure of its on-board weather radar on October 28.
Air France AF182 Paris – Singapore
Air France flight AF182 was en route to Singapore Changi International Airport (SIN) from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) on October 29 when flight crew experienced a weather radar problem as the flight approached Mumbai in the cruise.
The flight issued an urgency call (Pan call) and reported the failure of the aircraft Wx radar, and subsequently made an unscheduled diversion into nearby Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (BOM).
Diversion to Mumbai (BOM)
Data for the service shows that flight AF182 had made its departure from Paris CDG at 1415 local time on Sunday, October 29.
The flight proceeded uneventfully with the aircraft climbing to cruising altitude FL410 (41,000 feet) for the flight to Singapore SIN.
The aircraft was within 100 nautical miles of Mumbai BOM when it subsequently made the unscheduled diversion. An urgency call was issued and the incident was not raised to an emergency level.
Onwards flight to Singapore
The aircraft operating the AF182 rotation was an Airbus A350-900 registered F-HTYG; a two-year old wide body aircraft belonging to the French national carrier Air France.
The aircraft remained on the ground at Mumbai before continuing the onwards leg to Singapore approximately two hours later.
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