Paris-Mayotte flight diverted to Reunion Island due to braking problem

Paris-Mayotte flight diverted to Reunion Island due to braking problem
Paris-Mayotte flight diverted to Reunion Island due to braking problem

A flight departing from Paris had to change its destination when it landed in Mayotte on Wednesday morning. Following the appearance of a warning light in the cockpit concerning the braking system, the plane finally descended towards Reunion Island.

A Paris-Mayotte flight has finally changed destination, after circling offshore for half an hour above the Perfume Island on Wednesday July 3. The Air Austral UU976 plane was diverted to Reunion Island, following the appearance of a light in the cockpit.The triggering of a seeing of automatic braking system made it impossible to land the aircraft according to the established processes due to the short runway constraints to be taken into account in Mayotte“, explains the airline.

The problem occurred during the descent towards Mayotte, “A few hundred meters from the runway, the pilots applied the gas to climb again due to a brake system fault according to the captain“, said a passenger. The decision was made to land in Reunion Island, mechanics came on board to inspect the aircraft. The problem was repaired, and the passengers left shortly before 2:30 p.m., Reunion Island time, for Mayotte. The captain spoke to apologize for the delay and explain the reasons. He also praised the merits of Air Austral, on the fact that it is the only company to make so many regular flights on the short runway of Mayotte.

Flight UU973 Mayotte-Paris scheduled for 6:20 p.m. today is maintained on time” adds Air Austral. The Mayotte-Paris flight scheduled for 9:25 a.m. will finally take off at 11:30 a.m. It will finally be carried out with a Boeing 787-7, “The flight will be direct, without a technical stopover in Nairobi, which will allow an arrival time in Paris around 9:00 p.m. local time.

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