An American Airlines scheduled flight from New York to London has declared a general emergency and is presently on diversion to Manchester. The aircraft was nearing its destination of London Heathrow, before initiating the diversion to Manchester due to delays at London Heathrow caused by wind. The plane was reportedly running low on fuel.
American Airlines Flight AA104 operated by a Boeing 777-300ER, registered N721AN was on a scheduled flight from New York JFK International Airport (JFK) to London Heathrow (LHR).
The aircraft was nearing its destination of London Heathrow, before initiating the diversion to Manchester.
According to latest flight tracking data, Flight AA104 is currently descending from 1,000 feet on approach to Manchester Airport.
It comes days after A Jet2 flight had to divert to Manchester Airport, where it was met by emergency crews.
The flight from London Stansted to Antalya, Turkey took off as expected earlier today (March 9), but it had to be diverted to Manchester due to a “minor fault indication”.
Clips from an aviation live stream on YouTube showed multiple fire engines behind the aircraft after it landed at Manchester.