SWISS 777 Zurich-Sao Paulo Declares Emergency

SWISS 777 Zurich-Sao Paulo Declares Emergency
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In the last 30 minutes or so, a SWISS Boeing 777 operating a flight to Sao Paulo has declared an emergency and returned to Zurich.

SWISS 777 Zurich-Sao Paulo Declares Emergency…

SWISS 777 Zurich-Sao Paulo Declares Emergency
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SWISS flight LX7092 is a flight between Zurich and Sao Paulo, with the affected rotation being operated by HB-JNB.

As per data from, HB-JNB is a 8.0 year old Boeing 777-300ER that was delivered to the airline back in March 2016.

Of the 777-300ER variant, the carrier has 12 of them in the fleet, of which all of them are in active service, holding an average fleet age of 6.8 years.

SWISS flight LX7092 departed Zurich at 0835 local time and initially proceeded in a south-westerly direction towards Sao Paulo.

Upon reaching the Balearic Islands in Spain, the aircraft performed a u-turn and proceeded to return to ZRH.

During this u-turn, the aircraft declared a general emergency to let air traffic control know that they needed a priority landing.

The flight, originally bound for Sao Paulo, landed into Zurich after nearly two and a half hours in the air.

At this stage, it is unclear what the nature of the emergency is. As soon as we get information pertinent to this, then we will update the article accordingly.

This, therefore, remains a developing story at this stage.

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