Airplane makes emergency landing in Bucharest due to in-flight passenger conflict
News is breaking that an airplane on a Turkey to Denmark flight has made an emergency landing at Bucharest’s Henri Coanda Airport in Otopeni. The plane was forced to land due to a conflict on board, as a result of which, the crew requested permission to land in Bucharest.
Romanian media reports that the airplane’s pilot requested the presence of both the police and medical services. At this point, there are no reports of injuries.
There is some confusion in the local media on the exact route the airplane was on; some give Istanbul to Copenhagen, others Ankara to Copenhagen.
The airplane reportedly landed just before 14:00, Romanian time. The aircraft’s capacity is 220 passengers, but it is unclear how many were actually on-board. It appears probable that the passengers will be put on other flights to complete their journey.
No news has surfaced on whether the police have made any arrests, nor is it clear what caused the altercation in the first place.
Adapted from Romania-insider