Tehran: A plane flown by a subsidiary of Air France heading from Paris to Mumbai made an emergency landing in central Iran. A plane flown by a subsidiary of Air France heading from Paris to Mumbai made an emergency landing in central Iran. The Airbus A340 flown by the low-cost carrier Joon landed in the city of Isfahan on Wednesday.
Joon said in a statement the plane, operating as flight number AF218, landed out of precaution over a malfunctioning ventilation circuit.
Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency said local authorities are providing services to passengers, all of whom were in good health. It wasn’t immediately clear when the flight would take off.
The plane had disappeared from radars half-way to its destination over Iran after issuing a distress signal, according to data from Flightradar24.
Mansoor Glass, director general of the Isfahan Governor’s Crisis Management Department, told the news agency IRNA that all passengers on board were in good health and were being treated in hospital. The Iranian media outlet hasn’t specified what was behind the emergency landing.
“AF218 plane has disappeared from radars after starting to descend due to an unknown reason near the city of Isfahan in central Iran,” Flightradar24 reported.
“Live flight not found. Flight AF218 is currently not tracked by Flightradar24. It’s either out of coverage or has already landed,” the flight tracking website said.
The plane that left Paris at 11:21 am was scheduled to arrive in Mumbai at midnight.