Air France Flight Diverted To Iceland Due To Medical Emergency

An Air France flight from Los Angeles to Paris declared an emergency and diverted to Iceland on Tuesday afternoon. The flight, AF79, was carrying 228 passengers and 11 crew members when it declared the emergency at around 11:32 AM UTC. The aircraft, a Boeing 777-200ER, was about seven hours into its flight when the crew reported a medical emergency. The flight diverted to Keflavik International Airport in Iceland, where it landed safely at around 12:25 PM UTC.


The nature of the medical emergency has not been released, but there were no reports of any injuries. The passengers and crew were taken off the aircraft and transferred to a hotel. Air France has not yet released a statement about the incident. This is the second time in recent weeks that an Air France flight has declared an emergency. On May 29, a flight from Paris to Tokyo diverted to Narita Airport after the crew reported a technical issue.

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Air France is one of the world's largest airlines, and it operates a fleet of over 250 aircraft. The airline has a good safety record, but this is the second incident in recent weeks that has raised concerns about the airline's operations. The cause of the emergency on AF79 is still under investigation. However, the incident highlights the importance of having a plan in place in case of an emergency. Passengers should always be aware of the emergency procedures for their flight, and they should be prepared to follow those procedures if necessary.



Air France has released a statement about the incident on AF79. The airline said that the flight was diverted due to a "medical emergency involving a passenger." The passenger was taken to a hospital in Iceland for treatment. The other passengers and crew were not injured. Air France said that it is "deeply sorry" for the inconvenience caused by the diversion. The airline said that it is "working with the authorities to investigate the incident."

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