A SWISS flight operating from Zurich to Luxembourg has declared an emergency on arrival to the destination.
SWISS flight LX754, an Embraer 190 operating a scheduled service from Zurich (ZRH) to Luxembourg (LUX) declared a general emergency with squawk code 7700 whilst holding at the destination.
SWISS LX754 Zurich – Luxembourg
Current weather at Luxembourg Airport (LUX) is Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IFR) with ceiling 800 feet, and an operational requirement for holding.
The flight LX754 is presently maintaining a holding pattern at 4,100 feet.
Flight data shows the SWISS regional flight made an on-time departure out of Zurich this morning at 12:20 CET; setting course normally for LUX.
The flight had climbed to cruising level FL240 (24,000 feet) for the short-haul service. On arrival at the destination, the aircraft made an attempted approach before executing a missed approach procedure and entering into a holding pattern.
The flight then declared an emergency with transponder code 7700 whilst holding after the missed approach.
Update 13:00 UTC
Swiss flight LX754 has now exited the holding pattern and is making an approach to LUX. It is understood that the aircraft was met by emergency vehicle(s) after landing. The nature of the issue is not yet known.
Flight LX754 now landed LUX. The aircraft carrying out today’s rotation from Zurich was an Embraer 190-100LR registered HV-JVM; a regional commuter jet belonging to the Swiss national flag carrier.
Update 16:50 UTC
Swiss flight LX754 reported a landing gear issue during its first landing attempt this morning. The aircraft subsequently landed safely on the second landing attempt following the brief period of holding, which was presumably to allow the flight crew time to run troubleshooting checks.
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