Several aircraft landing at Bergen airport redirected due to storm

Bergen airport FleslandPhoto: Marit Hommedal / NTB
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Several planes had problems landing at the airports in Stavanger and Bergen on Sunday. Two of the planes were redirected east.

According to the website Flightradar24, two planes from Gran Canaria could not land in Bergen.

One plane, which took off on Saturday night, flew around Bergen Airport Flesland for a long time, TV 2 writes. According to one of the channel’s reporters who was on board the plane, the pilots made three attempts to land in Bergen before the plane had to set course towards Oslo instead.

TV 2’s reporter described the situation on the plane as dramatic and said that, at times, several passengers were almost in a state of panic.

The problems in air traffic were caused by the strong wind that has hit Western Norway.

The other plane that took off from Gran Canaria also changed direction to the east after trying to land in Bergen without success.

Situation in Stavanger

In Stavanger, the wind also created problems for a plane, but according to Flightradar24, the plane managed to land early Sunday night.

The storm, which has been named Malik in Sweden and Denmark, is the same storm that affects large parts of Western and Southern Norway. 

Two planes from the Canary Islands had to be diverted to Stockholm due to strong winds in Gothenburg, while a plane on its way to Malmö had to land in Copenhagen instead.

Source : © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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