Flight from Amsterdam to Mexico forced to turn over Canada due to volcanic activity
Dutch flight to Mexico returns over North America due to volcano because of horses on board … forcing passengers to endure an 11-hour flight back to where they started
- KLM flight KL685 had left Schiphol airport and was above Canada
- It was then forced to turn around and go back to Amsterdam
- Pilots were warned of volcanic activity from Popocatepetl, near Mexico City
A flight from Amsterdam to Mexico with a large load of horses on board was forced to turn around North America and return to where it left due to volcanic activity.
KLM flight KL685 had left Schiphol airport and had already crossed the Atlantic and was on its way to Mexico City via New Brunswick in Canada.
But it turned around and returned to the Netherlands due to the volcanic activity of Popocatepetl, just outside of Mexico City.
A flight had to turn around and return to Amsterdam due to an eruption on Popocatepetl, just outside of Mexico City (file photo)
The distraction meant that passengers spent 11 hours on board to land back where they started their journey.
There was also a large load of horses on board, as a result of which the Boeing 747 could not land according to another airport The independent.
A KLM spokesperson told The Independent: & # 39; Due to a volcanic eruption in Mexico, the KL685 Amsterdam-Mexico flight returned to Schiphol on Thursday 28 November.
& # 39; The flight landed safely at 2:30 pm at Schiphol, where passengers normally disembarked and were cared for in Amsterdam. They are rebooked on an alternative flight.
The distraction meant that passengers spent 11 hours on board to land back where they started their journey
& # 39; Landing at another airport was not possible due to the visa requirement of passengers and because there was a large load of horses on board. & # 39;
Previous volcanic activity forced flight diversions from Bali, Jakarta, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur when Mount Merapi broke out in central Java in 2018.
& # 39; Ash Rain & # 39; fell in the area near the 9,610ft volcano, the most active in Indonesia.
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