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A Eurowings plane with just 2 passengers on board was forced to turn around after learning its destination airport was closed due to coronavirus

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A map showing Eurowings Flight 9844 flying from Düsseldorf, Germany, to Sardinia, Italy, then returning immediately after Sardinian airport was closed. A flight from Düsseldorf, Germany, to the Italian island of Sardinia was forced to turn around on Saturday after a two-hour flight because the destination airport was still closed due to coronavirus lockdown measures. Eurowings Flight 9844 made it all the way to Sardinian airspace before it was told by air traffic control that the airport was… (www.yahoo.com) Plus d'info...

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jmadunleavy
John D 2
I am no pilot, just an aviation enthusiast, but how could you not know your destination airport was not open? Wouldn't Eurowings ground control staff know that from their counterparts at the destination?

Highflyer1950
Highflyer1950 3
Normally, the flight dispatcher would check the necessary airports for NOTAM’s (Notice To Airmen) for local airport information and the Captain/FO should do the same prior to departure. This should have been caught way before the crew even showed for the flight.
linbb
linbb -8
Well another second rate airline just one flight away from a crash if this is the best they can do.
KicksOnRoute66
Roger Anderson 4
Disgusting comment.

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