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.
Media can call the airline in Hong Kong at (852) 2747-5393 or North America at +1 604 606 2916.
Cathay Pacific is working to obtain additional facts and will provide more information as it becomes available. The airline’s website, www.cathaypacific.com, will be the official channel for information relating to Flight CX884.