Broughton bound Airbus Beluga diverts to Birmingham after declaring emergency
Update: Airbus has issued a statement:
“The aircraft will remain at the airport while technicians are dispatched.”
Update: Beluga 4 has landed at Birmingham Airport, several fire tenders were on standby for the landing and followed the aircraft along the runway after touching down.
@RadarBox24 ALERT The Beluga #4 made an emergency landing at Birmingham, followed by emergency vehicles https://t.co/Ky9yqKklZY pic.twitter.com/OLrQRC08T7
— Carlos Conceicao ツ (@CarlosTkd_) March 3, 2022
Earlier report: A Broughton bound Airbus Beluga has diverted after declaring an emergency.
Beluga No4 declared an emergency via squawk 7700 north of Birmingham.
The transporter was due to land at Hawarden airport at 1.16pm having departed Madrid earlier.
Low 4000ft passes over West Brom / Wolverhampton / Birmingham now for the Beluga. https://t.co/DJ7dOUpjNM pic.twitter.com/NfAP5S4bVL
— Wrexham.com (@wrexham) March 3, 2022
More to follow.