Posted: Thu 3rd Mar 2022

Broughton bound Airbus Beluga diverts to Birmingham after declaring emergency

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This article is old - Published: Thursday, Mar 3rd, 2022

Update: Airbus has issued a statement: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“The crew of Beluga #4 reported a technical issue with the aircraft, so followed standard procedure and diverted to Birmingham, where they landed safely.”

“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. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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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. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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