Corsair A330 Paris-Saint Denis Declares Emergency

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A Corsair flight operating from Paris to Saint-Denis, Reunion Island has declared an emergency on approach to the destination.

Corsair flight SS772 declared an emergency with transponder code 7700 as it approached the destination of Roland Garros Airport, Reunion Island.

Corsair SS772 Paris-Saint Denis

Flight SS772 squawked transponder code 7700 at 06:26 UTC as it was established on descent. The flight was passing through FL260 (26,000 feet) on its approach to Reunion.

The reason behind the emergency declaration remains unclear.

Update 06:48 UTC

Corsair flight SS772 continued its descent and approach to RUN from the point of emergency declaration. With the flight out of coverage, we will update as soon as possible.

Available flight data shows that the aircraft made a departure from Paris-Orly Airport (ORY) at 21:51 local time on 23 April.

The aircraft set course normally and climbed to cruising level FL360 (36,000 feet) for the south easterly route to Reunion.

Flight crew transmitted squawk code 7700 at 06:26 UTC with the aircraft established in its descent.

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The aircraft conducting this morning’s SS772 service is an Airbus A330-900, registered F-HRNB. The three year old widebody aircraft belongs to the carrier Corsair International.

French airline Corsair International, legally known as Corsair S.A., has its headquarters in Rungis and operates out of Orly Airport. It is a subsidiary of German investor Intro Aviation (53%) and TUI Group (27%).

The airline operates scheduled long-haul services to leisure destinations in the French overseas territories, Africa and North America, as well as charter flights to other destinations.

Corsair International serves 14 destinations in Africa, North America, and the French overseas territories from its base at Paris Orly Airport.

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