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Volcanic Eruption Causes 11 Hour KLM Flight To Nowhere

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A KLM flight from Amsterdam to Mexico City yesterday was forced to make a diversion. However, despite already being over North America, the aircraft returned to Amsterdam, meaning an 11-hour flight to nowhere for passengers. The diversion was prompted by a volcanic eruption affecting Mexico City. At Simple Flying, we’ve seen a number of impressive entries for “longest flight to nowhere”. These flights typically occur when an aircraft needs to divert, but the issue is not serious enough to prompt… (simpleflying.com) Altro...

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JoseHenonin
Jose Henonin 5
The only one flight diverted was that of KLM. No other airline or flight cancel the flight, in or out of MEX. There was no euruption. simply the Popocatépetl volcano made several smoke and steam fumaroles.
plausipo
Po Lau 4
Just for the fun of it, Edward Snowden was in the plane.
akebonolove
bob elmar 4
Yes landing in Cancun or some such would have been impossible because..., oh wait I cant think of a reason so I just make up some )@*#)(# about horses etc...
dee9bee
dee9bee 3
Spoiler Alert, the flight was carrying both passengers and horses, greatly complicating the whole situation.
KobeHunte
Kobe Hunte -3
Seriously?
30west
30west 5
Kobe, didn't you read the story?
KobeHunte
Kobe Hunte 1
I didn't read the entire thing.... Sorry. I just reread it.
patstphens1174
Richard Fox -2
+30west Kobe will be celebrating his 16th birthday in the coming months. He hasn't yet learned the 'rules of the game' as of yet... So to speak...
cnyflyboy
My horse's ass!
srichardson2011
Just simple common sense was used well done KLM , Still accounting for it's 2nd safest airline next to Qantas . you don't here any of Passengers whinging about the plane returning to Amsterdam . only reporters and air tracker followers .
TorstenHoff
Torsten Hoff 3
You don’t think there were any ticked-off passengers on the flight?
srichardson2011
Well in reading their doesn't seem to be any issues , I think safety 1st rules no question's asked I certainly wouldn't want to fly into Volcano ash .
dardav
dardav 1
why the long face fellow passengers...
srichardson2011
No Long Faces Here It's Xmas hoho.
MikeMohle
Mike Mohle 1
What about the "Carbon Footprint" of such wasteful practices? That as been a big topic re Aviation.

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