Royal Jordanian Flight to London Returns to Amman

Royal Jordanian Flight to London Returns to Amman
Markus Eigenheer from Genève, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

In the last half hour, a Royal Jordanian flight to London Heathrow has opted to return back to Amman following an unspecified issue.

Incident: Royal Jordanian Flight to London Returns to Amman…

Royal Jordanian Flight to London Returns to Amman
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The aircraft departed from Amman at 1155 local time and headed south initially. After that turn south, the Boeing 787 entered a series of holds, before descending further for its approach into the Jordanian capital.

After around 40 minutes in the air, the aircraft landed safely and proceeded to the relevant gate, where it is understood whatever the issue is, there are attempts to sort it.

At this time, it is unclear whether the aircraft will attempt another departure to London Heathrow or whether the flight will be subsequently cancelled.

As per data from, JY-BAB, the Boeing 787 operating this flight, is a 9.1 year old airframe.

JY-BAB was delivered to Royal Jordanian back in September 2014, and is one of a total of seven units of the type that the airline possesses.

The average age of the fleet is 8.4 years, and all seven are in service, with none of them being parked at this time.

Upon its arrival back into Amman, JY-BAB vacated the runway safely, and no emergency squawk transmission was sent at any point during this return.

All eyes will be on the flight to see if it attempts another departure to London Heathrow, and AviationSource will approach Royal Jordanian for a comment on this incident.

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