SAS Flight Oslo-Funchal: Emergency in London Heathrow

SAS Flight Oslo-Funchal: Emergency in London Heathrow
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Earlier this morning, a SAS flight between Oslo and Funchal declared an emergency, prompting a diversion to London Heathrow.

Information on the emergency is limited currently, but down below is what we know so far.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

SK7405 – Oslo to Funchal: Diversion to London Heathrow…


SAS Flight Oslo-Funchal: Emergency in London Heathrow
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SAS Flight Oslo-Funchal: Emergency in London Heathrow
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SAS flight SK7405 is a routine scheduled flight between Oslo and Funchal in Madeira, Portugal.

The aircraft involved in the emergency diversion to London Heathrow was operated by SE-ROJ.

As per data from Planespotters.net, SE-ROJ is a 4.5 year old Airbus A320neo that was delivered to the airline in November 2019.

Furthermore, of the A320neo variant, SAS have 67 of them in their group, of which all are in active service and host an average fleet age of 3.9 years.

SK7405 departed Oslo at 0620 local time this morning and initially proceeded southbound to Funchal.

Upon reaching UK airspace, the aircraft declared an emergency and opted for London Heathrow as the diversion field.

After around one hour and 46 minutes of flight, SK7405 landed safely into LHR without further incident.

Still on the Ground at LHR…


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At the time of publication, SE-ROJ remains on the ground following the emergency into London Heathrow.

For the Oslo-originating flight, it is unclear currently if they will be continuing on to Funchal, Madeira.

It is also unclear whether this is pertinent to the temporary groundings of some A320neos in the SAS fleet.

More information about those temporary groundings will be released on Monday on AviationSource.

As soon as we have more information pertinent to the reason of the emergency, then we will update the article accordingly.

For now, this remains a developing story pending additional information.

UPDATE #1 @ 1050 UK time – @airlivenet on X reporting that the reason for the emergency was medical-related.

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