Austrian Airlines A321 enroute to Vienna declares emergency

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An Austrian Airlines scheduled service operating between Copenhagen and Vienna has declared a general emergency whilst approaching its destination.

Austrian airlines flight OS308, an Airbus A321 registered OE-LBB, operating from Copenhagen (CPH) declared the general emergency, squawking 7700 as it approached its destination of Vienna (VIE).

The flight is presently on descent into Vienna and the nature of the emergency is not known at this time.

Flight plan track for Austrian Airlines flight OS308 enroute to Vienna.

The aircraft in question belongs to Austrian national carrier. Airbus A321-111 registered OE-LBB, is a 27-year old airframe.

Above: Austrian Airlines A321 OE-LBB. Photo Credit: Anna Zvereva from Tallinn, Estonia, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Vienna (VIE) arrival

The flight is currently in the Vienna area and descending through 3,000 feet as it makes its approach. Weather is currently VFR for the flight’s arrival.


Flight OS308 landed safely on RWY 34 (VIE) at 10.17 CEST. The reason for the emergency declaration has not been disclosed by the carrier.

Such emergencies can span a number of possibilities, but can typically be categorised as either a medical emergency necessitating an expedited arrival, or a potential technical fault or issue with the aircraft.

Austrian Airlines operates scheduled services between Copenhagen and Vienna. There are typically up to 10 flights per day on this route, with a flight time of approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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