Two emergency landings have been carried out at Budapest Airport within a week. The urgent actions also saved lives. Here are the reason!
On Monday, Wizz Air’s Paris-Debrecen flight was diverted to Budapest. Soon after, it turned out that the plane – which was supposed to arrive in Debrecen at 12:05 p.m.-
had to do an emergency landing in the Hungarian capital due to a runway issue.
According to the statement issued by Debrecen Airport on Monday afternoon, “the pavement of the runway unexpectedly loosened due to a concrete part that had been repaired earlier”. Therefore, the airport’s runway was temporarily closed. As the Hungarian news portal hvg reports, Debrecen Airport was supposed to receive another flight from Moscow after 6 p.m., which had to be cancelled as well due to the same issue.
Wizz Air tried to rapidly resolve the unexpected problem. Upon request, the low-cost airline transported the passengers by bus to Debrecen. Although the disturbance was not caused by Wizz Air’s negligence, the airline apologised to the passengers for the inconvenience. The company also emphasized that the safety of the passengers and the crew as well as the integrity of its aircraft remain its top priorities.
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This is more than understandable after last week’s immediate emergency landing that also took place at Budapest Airport. On 23rd December, a passenger on Turkish Airlines’s Istanbul-Gothenburg flight suddenly fell unwell, and thus the flight was compelled to make an emergency landing. On Thursday, the plane landed at 4:15 p.m. in Budapest where the AMS Airport Emergency Service immediately rushed to examine the elderly passenger.
At the airport, it turned out that the man’s fainting was caused by a heart attack.
As the Hungarian news portal Startlap reports, the airport paramedics handed him over to the National Ambulance Service which took the man to hospital in stable condition.
Source: hvg.hu; startlap.hu