Emirates B773 over Barents Sea on Jan 18th 2022, control problems

Last Update: January 19, 2022 / 12:24:24 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 18, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
EK-225

Aircraft Registration
A6-EQD

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

An Emirates Boeing 777-300, registration A6-EQD performing flight EK-225 from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to San Francisco,CA (USA) with 246 people on board, was enroute at FL340 over the Barents Sea about 700nm northeast of Murmansk (Russia) when the crew reported control problems and requested to divert to Murmansk. While about 20 minutes enroute to Murmansk, now 850nm north of Ekaterinburg (Russia) the crew requested to divert to Ekaterinburg and about half an hour after being enroute to Ekaterinburg the crew requested to divert to St. Petersburg (Russia). About 105 minutes after setting course to St. Petersburg the crew declared emergency and descended the aircraft to FL280. The aircraft landed safely on St. Petersburg's runway 28L about 45 minutes after declaring emergency.

The aircraft is still on the ground in St. Petersburg about 21 hours after landing.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 18, 2022

Classification
Incident

Flight number
EK-225

Aircraft Registration
A6-EQD

Aircraft Type
Boeing 777-300

ICAO Type Designator
B773

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