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KLM Goes on Sudden Six-Hour Flight To Nowhere

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In airline circles, ‘flights to nowhere’ have turn into a well-liked various throughout the COVID-19 pandemic as some carriers have crammed the will of vacationers seeking to fly, even when restrictions in different nations stop them from touchdown and getting off the aircraft to go to.

The truth is, final fall, a seven-hour flight to nowhere on Qantas offered out in 10 minutes.

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Final Sunday, some passengers acquired to expertise that – albeit in an unscheduled capability.

A KLM jet scheduled to fly from Amsterdam to Zanzibar suffered a chook strike and took an surprising six-hour flight to nowhere earlier than touchdown again at its house airport within the Netherlands.

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The flight occurred on Feb. 28, based on The Unbiased newspaper.

KLM flight 515 departed Amsterdam Schiphol airport for Zanzibar, Tanzania, and was flying over the Mediterranean Sea simply south of Greece when the crew made the choice to show again for the Dutch capital.

At that time, the Boeing 777 jet was three hours into an eight-and-a-half hour flight.

The Unbiased famous that the flight monitoring service RadarBox reported the rationale as a “chook strike,” though it’s not identified when the KLM aircraft hit the chook or birds.

Whereas the aircraft apparently didn’t want an instantaneous emergency touchdown someplace nearer to their location, the pilot nonetheless determined it was greatest to show again to Amsterdam fairly than persevering with on to Zanzibar. Flight 515 landed safely again in Amsterdam, the place it took off from six hours earlier.

Flights that find yourself again at their departure airport are referred to as “flights to nowhere.”

KLM didn’t return a message for remark and additional clarification.

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