Air France explains why flight AF407 diverted to Lisbon

Olivier CABARET, CC BY 2.0

On May 21, 2020, Air France flight AF407 from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, unexpectedly landed in Lisbon, Portugal. The airline was initially flying to Paris, France.

The carrier’s Boeing 777-200 ER, registration number, took off from Rio de Janeiro Galeao International Airport (GIG) on May 21, 2020. After a ten hours flight, it was expected to land in Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) in France.

Instead, having crossed the Atlantic Ocean, the airliner took a sharp turn and landed in Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS) in Portugal.

Air France confirmed via social media that diversion followed a medical emergency onboard.

The Boeing 777, registration number F-GSPD, is a 21.4 years old aircraft, seating 280 passengers in a three-class configuration.

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