A China Airlines Boeing 737-800 was forced to make an emergency landing at Nagoya Chubu Centrair International airport on 8 July at 13:09 local time, due to low fuel warnings.

China Airlines says the aircraft, bearing registration B-18667 (MSN 61777), was operating flight CI-170 from Taipei Taoyuan to Toyoma when the aircraft failed to land "due to weather factors".

The Japan Civil Aviation Bureau tells FlightGlobal that the aircraft had attempted to make landing thrice, but was eventually diverted to Nagoya airport. The JCAB adds that investigations are ongoing.

"The pilot declared an emergency to Toyama Air Traffic Control and was allowed to give priority to land at Nagoya airport. The remaining fuel supply was still within the safe limit," says China Airlines in a statement.

There were 145 passengers on board.

Flightradar 24 shows that B-18667 took of from Nagoya at 14:51 local time for Toyoma before taking off again at 15:50 for the return flight back to Taipei Taoyuan.

Flight Fleets Analyzer shows that the aircraft is of 2017-vintage. It is owned and managed by BOC Aviation.

Source: FlightGlobal.com