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Mayday over Laos: Sky Angkor Airlines Airbus emergency

Mayday over Laos: Sky Angkor Airlines Airbus emergency

A reason for an ongoing Sky Angkor airliner captain sending Mayday messages flying over Laos airspace is not known. Sky Angkor Airlines Inc., operating as Skywings Asia Airlines, is an airline based in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Its main hub is at Siem Reap International Airport. Sky Angkor Airlines flight ZA4519 declared an emergency 33 minutes after taking off from Siem Reap, Cambodia on a 2 hour 50 minutes flight to Hefei.

Sky Angkor Airlines flight ZA4519 declared an emergency 33 minutes after taking off from Siem Reap, Cambodia on a 2 hour 50 minutes flight to Hefei, China Sunday afternoon local time.

Hefei, formerly known as Hofei, Luzhou, or Luchow, is the capital and largest city of Anhui Province in Eastern China. A prefecture-level city, it is the political, economic, and cultural center of Anhui.

According to Flight Radar data the plane turned around over Laos airspace heading back along the Thai border to Cambodian airspace.

The aircraft is an Airbus 320-214 with the registration number XU-706 maintaining 15,000 and 650 km / h speed.

A reason for the emergency is not known. The aircraft appears to be heading back to Siem Reap, Cambodia.

UPDATE: The aircraft landed safely in Siem Reap 1 hour 30 minutes after it left.

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