ZURICH- Swiss International Airlines (LX) flight from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Newark Airport (EWR), operated by Airbus A330, has declared an emergency.
Following some issues that are not known, the flight is turned back. Further, the aircraft is at 10,000 ft and has entered the France airspace. Subsequently, it will make an emergency landing at Paris Charles De Glaude Airport (CDG).
Swiss A330 Declares Emergency
According to Flight Radar 24, the Swiss flight LX18 took off from ZRH at 4:06 PM UTC. After being airborne for almost one hour, the flight declared an emergency nearby London.
Possibly due to heavy traffic and extra fuel, the flight has decided to divert to Paris CDG. The flight is expected to land at CDG in around 10-15 minutes.
The airline is yet to reveal the reason for this diversion. But it seems to be some technical problems, and it is continuously at FL100 since turning back.
The aircraft involved in the incident is a Swiss A330-300, registered as HB-JHL. Further, it is 11 years and four months old, powered by Rolls Royce Engine; Airbus delivered it to LX in 2012.
We will keep you posted; keep checking back for the latest updates.
Update 1: The airline is now descending to lower altitudes.
Update 2: The flight has landed safely in Paris and will deboard the passenger by taxiing towards the terminal.
Update 3: The return flight LX19 has been canceled as A330 failed to make it to EWR.
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