Ryanair flight diverts to Eindhoven
14 August 2006, AMSTERDAM — A Ryanair jet to Germany diverted to Eindhoven Airport on Sunday because a technical problem meant it could not land at its intended destination.
14 August 2006
AMSTERDAM — A Ryanair jet to Germany diverted to Eindhoven Airport on Sunday because a technical problem meant it could not land at its intended destination.
Fire Brigade personnel were at the scene as a precaution when the plane touched down at the Dutch airport. They were not needed and the 180 passengers left the plane without any problem.
It as on a scheduled flight from London to Weeze on the German side of the border with the Netherlands.
A spokesperson at Eindhoven Airport said there was a problem with the Boeing's flaps, which are used to reduce altitude for landing. As it was too high to land at Weeze, the passenger jet as diverted to the longer runway at Eindhoven.
The plane was still too high on its first attempt to land at Eindhoven but succeeded on the second. Buses were used to ferry the passengers the 80 kilometres to Weeze.
Separately, a KLM flight from London Heathrow skidded off the Polder runway at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport shortly after landing on Saturday. The 190 passengers and the crew were unhurt.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]
Subject: Dutch news