Air France flight Tokyo-Paris diverts to Anchorage

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Len Varley - Assistant Editor 2 Min Read
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An Air France flight from Tokyo to Paris made an unscheduled diversion into Anchorage, Alaska due to a medical issue on board earlier today.

Air France flight AF275 Tokyo – Paris

Air France flight AF275, a Boeing 777-300ER operating a scheduled route from Tokyo Narita (NRT) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) initiated a diversion into Anchorage (ANC) from a point over the North Pacific Ocean whilst enroute.

It is understood that the unscheduled diversion was due to a medical issue on board the flight.

Flight data shows that Air France made a departure from Tokyo Narita International Airport at 11:06 local time (JST) today (02:06 UTC), before establishing itself on track for Paris, climbing to a cruising level of FL260 (26,000 feet).

Diversion to Anchorage

The flight then initiated a diversion from a point mid-Pacific and made for Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC); making a landing there at approximate 08:30 UTC.

The aircraft did not declare a formal emergency.

Onwards flight to Paris

The flight has subsequently departed Anchorage and is presently enroute for its destination Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), Paris.

The aircraft operating today’s long-haul service is a Boeing 777-300ER registered F-GZNJ; a 12-year old widebody aircraft belonging to the French national flag carrier Air France.

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