An Air France long haul flight from Paris to Toronto made an unscheduled diversion and return to Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport yesterday, Sunday September 10.
Air France AF386 Paris – Toronto
Air France flight AF386, a Boeing 777-300ER operating a transatlantic flight between Paris Charles De Gaulle (CDG) and Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ), executed a diversion and precautionary return to Paris CDG as it prepared to negotiate the Atlantic crossing.
Diversion and return to Paris
Data for the flight shows the Boeing 777 has established on the outbound north-westerly track to Toronto; climbing to FL320 (32,000 feet) before executing a diversion and return to Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport.
The flight was approximately 200nm to the south west of Ireland when it carried out the diversion, did not declare a formal emergency. The nature of the problem warranting the return is not known at this point.
Air France flight AF386 made its departure from CDG after a slight delay yesterday evening; showing an actual time of departure of 19:24 local time against an scheduled depart time of 19:00.
The aircraft involved in yesterday’s flight was Boeing 777-300ER, registered F-GZNJ; a 12-year old widebody aircraft belonging to the French national flag carrier.
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