Air France flight en route to Mumbai makes emergency landing in Iran - report

Europe Materials 8 May 2019 21:47 (UTC +04:00)

An Air France Airbus A-340-313 heading from Paris to Mumbai disappeared from radars half-way to its destination over Iran after issuing a distress signal, according to data from Flightradar24, Trend reports citing Sputnik.

Iranian authorities on Wednesday confirmed the emergency landing of French Flight AF218, en route to Mumbai, India from the French capital, after the aircraft disappeared from radars.

Mansoor Glass, director general of the Isfahan Governor's Crisis Management Department, told 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, according to Flightradar24.

"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 says.

The plane that left Paris at 11:21am was scheduled to arrive in Mumbai at midnight.