SWISS flight Zurich-Dublin declares emergency

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A SWISS flight operating from Zurich to Dublin has declared an emergency whilst inbound.

SWISS flight LX400, an Airbus A220 operating a scheduled service from Zurich (ZRH) to Dublin Airport (DUB), declared a general emergency with squawk code 7700 whilst crossing the coast of Wales en route to Dublin.

SWISS LX400 Zurich – Dublin

Flight track of SWISS flight LX400 from Zurich to Dublin.

11:50 UTC: Descent and approach Dublin

Flight LX400 is currently on descent to the destination, passing through 8,000 feet on descent and maintaining squawk code 7700 as it proceeds.

Flight track of SWISS flight LX400 from Zurich to Dublin.

Flight data shows the flight made an on-schedule departure out of Zurich earlier this morning at 10:45 local time. The aircraft initiated the emergency whilst in the cruise at FL380 (38,000 feet) inbound, at approximately 11:36 UTC.

The aircraft then continued approach and commenced descent for approach to DUB.

Flight track of SWISS flight LX400 from Zurich to Dublin.

With the flight now passing 1,500 feet and aligning for approach to RWY28, weather for the arrival is Visual Meteorological Conditions (VFR) with light winds and visibility 10 kilometers or more.

The nature of the emergency is not yet known.

Update 12:00 UTC

Flight LX400 now landed and clear RWY28 Dublin Airport. The aircraft conducting this morning’s scheduled service is an Airbus A220-300 registered HB-JCO; a 5-year old narrowbody aircraft belonging to the Swiss national carrier.

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