Imagen de archivo de un avión de la aerolínea World2Fly de Iberostar, en el Aeropuerto Internacional José Martí, en La Habana. Foto: Ariel Ley Royero/ ACN / Archivo.

Plane bound for Cuba is forced to return to Lisbon

A plane that left Lisbon this Saturday for the Cuban resort of Varadero he was forced to return to the Portuguese capital due to “operational circumstances in the non-emergency context”.

The aircraft, an Airbus A330-343 that left at 4:36 p.m. (local time), circled several times for about two hours to burn fuel until it was able to land again normally at the Humberto Delgado airport in Lisbon. , refers the agency EFE.

The airline that owns the plane, the Spanish World2fly, assured the channel CNN Portugal that the emergency landing was not declared, since “there was no declared emergency,” said the Portuguese representative Miguel Freitas Simões.

“There was no breakdown, no emergency,” insisted Freitas Simões, contrary to what was reported by several media outlets, and clarified that after the landing, carried out without incidents being reported, a study would be carried out to find out what was wrong with the plane. landing gear, since the wheels would not have been positioned as they should when taking off.

Finally, the problem was solved the same day and the plane left again for Cuba.

The passengers were promptly informed of the situation, according to the airline itself, which confirmed that the plane took off again for the island.

EFE / OnCuba

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