September 27, 2023

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Crete: plane forced landing at Heraklion airport

At Heraklion airport, a plane flying from Saint Mauritius to Paris made an emergency landing. According to cretapost, when he flew over Crete, the passenger became ill.

The Control Center was immediately informed, as a result of which he gave permission for an emergency landing at the Nikos Kazantzakis airport. There, an EKAB ambulance was waiting for the passenger, who picked him up and took him to a local hospital. The plane then prepared to take off, but suddenly it had a valve problem. The decision was then made to evacuate the passengers, transferring them to a hotel in Heraklion until the damage was repaired and the aircraft could continue flying.

March 14, 2023 to the runway of Eleftherios Venizelos Airport in Athens at 18:10 liner landedfollowed by a plume of smoke. As reported TANEA, Airbus landed normally, without the intervention of the fire department, but its forces were on alert. The Air France flight was heading to Heraklion in Crete from Charles de Gaulle airport. The pilots requested an emergency landing due to smoke in the cockpit.

A similar incident occurred in El. Venizelos on July 19 with a private helicopter that caught fire. The fire was quickly extinguished, and the pilot was taken to the hospital with minor burns to his hands. The helicopter caught fire due to a technical malfunction. As soon as he rose two or three meters above the ground, she made itself felt.

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