Strange routing it's taking. If it is diverting then why is it not diverting to another airport nearer to where it turned around, IE FCO. I thought that at one point it was hearding to MUC (from the kink in the routing), but i guess it could be returning to AMS.
flyingalex From Germany, joined Jul 2010, 1041 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3580 times:
I was once on a KLM flight AMS-FRA on one of their Fokker 70s. We had just begun our descent into Frankfurt, when the flight crew announced that they had discovered a problem (something on the MEL) that would prevent the dispatch of the aircraft from FRA if they landed there, and that the aircraft would be returning to AMS to deal with the problem. So after 45 minutes flying south, we did a long, drawn-out 180 and flew 45 minutes north to AMS.
It definitely made sense for KLM, because having an aircraft stuck on the ground at your home base where you can do something about it is a lot better than having it stuck on the ground at a spoke.
Perhaps something similar happened on this flight?
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