Lisbon airport closed after TAP aircraft malfunctions
An orange alert closed Lisbon airport today after a TAP flight that had left for Bologna had to return due to a ‘technical malfunction.’
The flight, with 154 passengers on board, was forced to return to Lisbon and forced the temporary closure of airspace.
TAP stated that a technical anomaly registered after take-off, which caused TP872 flight to return to Humberto Delgado airport.
According to the same source, there was already, “another plane ready to take the passengers to their destination.”
A source from Aeroportos de Portugal, the airport management company, said that the situation forced the closing of the runway for 23 minutes, “as a consequence of an orange alert issued by the crew on the TP872,” and that the airspace was closed.
“The landing happened at 13:59 and the runway was reopened at 14.22, and the airport is now fully operational,” the company said.
ANA’s source also said that as a result of the closure of the airport, the arrival of eleven flights was delayed and another five were diverted to Porto.