SWISS A220 Zurich-Dresden Declares Emergency

SWISS A220 Zurich-Dresden Declares Emergency
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In the last few moments, a SWISS Airbus A220 from Zurich has declared an emergency whilst on arrival into it’s destination of Dresden.

SWISS A220 Zurich-Dresden Declares Emergency…


SWISS A220 Zurich-Dresden Declares Emergency
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SWISS flight LX918 is a routine scheduled flight between Zurich and Dresden, with the affected rotation being operated by HB-JBA.

As per data from Planespotters.net, HB-JBA is a 7.6 year old Airbus A220-100 that was first delivered to the carrier back in June 2016.

Of the A220-100 variant, the carrier has nine of them in the fleet, of which eight are in active service and one is parked, offering an average fleet age of 6.9 years.

SWISS flight LX918 departed Zurich at 1854 local time tonight, and proceeded on a north-easterly track towards Dresden.

During it’s descent phase into the German airport, the crew onboard declared an emergency via the 7700 squawk code.

HB-JBA was able to land safely at 1956 local time, with no indication as of yet into the reason for the emergency.

At this time, this remains a developing story, whilst the cause of the emergency is to be established. As soon as we have found this reason, then we will update the article accordingly via appropriate timestamps.

Stay tuned for more updates.

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