UPDATE: Air France flight 218 from Paris-CDG to Mumbai, India, declared an emergency and diverted to Kuwait City Airport after the crew reported smoke on board.
The aircraft was en route at FL350 over the Persian Gulf at 18:06 UTC when it initiated an emergency descent. A safe landing was carried out at 18:21 UTC. (Source: Airline-Safety.net)
Everyone are safe!
[First write-up]: An Air France flight utilizing a Joon Air Airbus A340-300 disappeared from radar after declaring an emergency over Iran. Air traffic control has confirmed this before the aircraft made an unscheduled landing that sparked panic. The flight from Paris to Mumbai disappeared after the aircraft began to unexpectedly descend near Isfahan, where it eventually landed.
Air traffic monitor FlightRadar24 said the plane's signal had been lost. An error message said: "Live flight not found. Flight AF218 is currently not tracked by Flightradar24. It's either out of coverage or has already landed."
We are also currently monitoring this using Flightradar24 but based on our last check, here's what we saw:
This is a developing story. We will do our best to keep you updated. We hope and pray that everything is okay and that all passengers and the crew are safe.
Update from FR24: Aircraft has landed safely in Isfahan after a malfunction on ventilation system on board aircraft.