EMERGENCY Cathay Pacific Statement on Flight #CX884 diverted to Shemya military base (Alaska)

© Ethan Williams

29 Jul 2015

Release #1, 23.00 Hong Kong Time, 29 July 2015

Cathay Pacific confirms that flight CX884 en route from Hong Kong to Los Angeles today (which departed at 12.55 local time) made a precautionary diversion to Shemya military airport in the Aleutians Island near Alaska (at around 21.30 Hong Kong time) due to smoke detected in the aircraft.

The aircraft is now safely on the ground. All passengers and crew are safe. Preliminary information shows that 276 passengers and 18 crew were onboard the aircraft, a Boeing 777-300ER, registration B-KPQ.

Flight CX884 was operated as a codeshare flight with the American Airlines AA8937 and Lan LA6082.