US grounds KLM flight in Amsterdam

26th October 2005, Comments 0 comments

26 October 2005, AMSTERDAM – American authorities refused to let a Dutch KLM flight depart from Amsterdam because they didn’t have enough information about the captain, it was reported.

26 October 2005

AMSTERDAM – American authorities refused to let a Dutch KLM flight depart from Amsterdam because they didn’t have enough information about the captain, it was reported.

This is the first time the US has refused to give a Dutch flight permission to take off due to missing crew details, according to KLM.

It wasn’t until another pilot joined that the plane, due to take off on Sunday, could leave for Canada, according to Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad.

KLM spokesman Youssef Eddini said the information about the crew had been sent to US authorities on time but details about the captain were missing.

The flight was due to depart for the Canadian city of Toronto.

The US requires details about passengers and crew on board all flights that enter American airspace.

Since the 2001 terrorist attacks, US authorities have continued to tighten security.

New check-in procedures for flights to the US were added at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam at the weekend, with passengers required to submit detailed information about where they are residing in the US.

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