Plane has to circle for hours above Oslo before landing
A Novair Airbus A321 with 191 passengers on board had to circle for hours above Oslo on Sunday night before an emergency landing at the city’s Gardermoen airport. The flight had taken off from Oslo for Chania in Crete, but a suspected tyre puncture occurred during take-off. The landing back at Oslo took place at 21:15. No one was injured.
It is standard procedure to circle the skies to burn fuel before making an emergency landing. Passengers and crew on the flight had to endure this for three hours. The airport, meanwhile, activated a full alert.
“It went very well,” Lasse André Vangstein, a press officer at the airport, told the news agency NTB. “The plane landed normally without any indications of any errors. It is too early to say whether there really was a puncture or just an indication of a puncture [on the instruments].”
Novair is flying all of the passengers involved in the incident to Chania this morning.