Volcano Causes Massive Flight Diversion This Week

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A volcano in Mexico caused the ridiculous flight route of a KLM aircraft this week, shown in the tweet below. The plane flew to South America, almost got to its destination, and then returned back to Amsterdam after a gruelling 11 hours


The @KLM flight #KL685 from Amsterdam @Schiphol to Mexico turned around over Canada ( New Brunswick ) and is heading back towards Amstedam now. So far its almost 11 hours flying and the passengers are shortly to land back where they started from #avgeek pic.twitter.com/E0IThRaw6b

— Michael Kelly (@Michaelkelly707) November 29, 2019

The reason for the return was the “unfavourable flying conditions above Mexico after activity of the volcano Popocatepetl”. KLM apologised for the inconvenience, which must have been fairly miserable for the passengers onboard.

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