It has emerged that an American Airlines Boeing 777 between London and Los Angeles will be diverting to New York JFK.
Incident: American Airlines 777 London-Los Angeles Diverts to New York…
American Airlines flight AA137 is a routine scheduled flight between London Heathrow and Los Angeles, with the affected rotation being operated by N724AN.
As per data from Planespotters.net, N724AN is a 10.5 year old Boeing 777-300ER which was delivered to the carrier back in June 2013.
Of the 777-300ER variant, the airline has 20 of them, of which 17 are in active service and three are currently parked, offering an average age of 9.8 years.
American Airlines flight AA137 departed London Heathrow at 1525 local time and proceeded westbound towards Los Angeles.
Upon entry into Canadian airspace, it was noticed that the aircraft’s flight plan had changed, and indicated that a diversion to New York JFK was going to happen.
At this stage, it is unclear what the reason for the diversion is, but what we do know is that the aircraft is expected to land into New York at 1755 local time and then depart again for Los Angeles by 1845 local time.
It could very well be the case that this is a medical diversion due to the short turnaround time between arrival and then departure again, although it is too early to speculate.
This remains a developing story. As soon as more information is gathered by AviationSource, then we will update this article accordingly.
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