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Rumor: Airbus Beluga visiting AMS?

Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:30 am

Hi,

I was told by a contact that a Beluga made an unscheduled visit to AMS due to snow in Hamburg!?
Is this true?
And why would they choose AMS over any German airport in the vicinity (not hit by snow)?

Here`s hoping for a picture!


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Re: Rumor: Airbus Beluga visiting AMS?

Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:45 am

Yes. Just a simple weather diversion. The crew made a decision based on their flight plan, fuel and weather. Surely they have a list of approved alternates and AMS happend to be one of them with favourable weather. None event. Schiphol's own facebook page has video online showing her landing. Just google it, loads of it around.
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Re: Rumor: Airbus Beluga visiting AMS?

Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:45 am

Yes this is true: https://www.nhnieuws.nl/nieuws/280057/videos-zeldzame-beluga-wijkt-uit-naar-schiphol.
I however don't know why they chose AMS over other airports. Could be because it was en route from Chester to Hamburg when it diverted with AMS being somewhat in the middle?
 
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Re: Rumor: Airbus Beluga visiting AMS?

Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:13 am

She continued to TLS after the fuel stop in AMS, so I guess they gave up on going to Hamburg all together..
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