Due to a technical error, Wizz Air’s flight from Tirana to Berlin made a forced landing in Budapest on Tuesday. The tragedy could be avoided thanks to the pilot’s presence of mind, who was celebrated as a hero at the airport after landing.
On Tuesday, Wizz Air’s flight from Tirana to Berlin was interrupted in Budapest due to a technical error. According to the announcement of the Hungarian airline,
“Wizz Air flight W66611, with 180 passengers on board, landed safely at Budapest Airport.”
After the case, the airline transported its passengers to the German capital by another plane.
As the Hungarian news portal, Blikk reported previously, the reason for the forced landing was that the engine of the plane caught fire that was stopped by the pilot who had successfully suppressed the flames with the onboard fire extinguishing system and landed safely on the runway. The passengers on the plane celebrated the pilot as a hero for his presence of mind – reported by Life.
The news portal contacted the spokesman of Wizz Air, according to whom there was no fire on the plane. The reason for the forced landing was a technical error.
This week, another brave forced landing took place in Hungary. According to hvg, the manoeuvre was carried out with a small private plane on the border of Miskolc on Monday night. The plane first flew over a busy road, then came out of a power line from above and one from below, and finally stopped in the middle of a sunflower field. There were only two passengers on the plane, both trained pilots who took part in a practice flight; no one was injured. According to the news portal, the reason for the forced landing was that the pilots experienced a decrease in engine power after takeoff.