Update: Two emergency landings, KLM and SAS airliners, on Otopeni Airport, passengers safe


An airliner belonging to the Dutch company KLM has made an emergency landing Tuesday morning on Otopeni (Henri Coanda) Airport. No passenger was in danger.

The plane was flying from Kuwait to Amsterdam and was forced to make an emergency landing on Otopeni Airport. The problem was related to one of the engines, apparently having fuel leaks. It is one of the serious situations in which an emergency landing is required at the nearest airport and checks are made, tvr.ro reports.

A possible tragedy was thus avoided. The aircraft is an Airbus A330 and had 300 passengers on board.

The airliner was awaited on the ground by emergency crews who intervened immediately after the landing. The aircraft was checked to determine if the problem can be resolved and the plane can resume its flight.

“Today, July 18, 2017, an Airbus A330, belonging to KLM, on flight KLM 446 from Kuwait City to Amsterdam, requested at 07.39h an emergency landing on Henri Coanda International Airport in Bucharest for technical reasons – high oil consumption of one of the engines,” the National Company of Bucharest Airports (CNAB) has announced.

According to digi24.ro, a second emergency landing took place on Tuesday on Otopeni Airport. It was a Scandinavian Airlines airliner, flight SAS 7429, from Copenhagen to Rhodes, Greece. It landed urgently because several patients had respiratory problems.

After landing on Otopeni Airport, one person needed medical attention and was taken to the hospital.

Otopeni Airport is one of the best in this area of ​​Europe and is used every time there is such an emergency.

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