The flight of the Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air from Budapest to Madeira failed to land despite repeated attempts. According to a Wizz Air statement, the passengers were taken to Tenerife. There, they were provided with accommodation and meals.
The Budapest-Funchal flight was unable to land at the local airport after several attempts due to strong winds in Madeira, the airline informed Index.
“The passengers were flown by Wizz Air to Tenerife, where the aircraft landed safely. The passengers will be provided with accommodation and board tonight and will be flown to Funchal tomorrow morning. Passengers on the Funchal-Budapest flight will therefore only be able to fly home on the morning of 5 April,” Wizz Air wrote.
Wizz Air apologises to all concerned for the inconvenience caused. They state that the safety of passengers, crew and aircraft is the airline’s top priority.
The last time this happened was in early March. Then, a Wizz Air flight from Budapest landed in Marseille instead of Nice due to weather conditions. We reported on the incident in detail here.
Continuation: Wizz Air plane could not land, two hundred stranded on Madeira
UPDATE: Find our Reader’s letter about the truth behind this ordeal HERE.