On Wednesday, about 200 passengers were stuck in Rome, as Wizz Air’s W62340 flight from the Italian capital to Budapest was delayed for almost a whole day due to technical problems.
The Airbus A321 airplane with registration mark HA-LVA landed at Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci Airport (FCO) on Wednesday at 1:39 pm, and it should have left for Budapest a little more than 30 minutes later.
According to Index, who refers to a reader’s letter, the plane – with 220 passengers on board – was already heading towards the runway when it had to unexpectedly return, due to technical problems. Passengers were then given food coupons, while some could be re-routed to a night flight, but most had to stay in Rome. At eight in the evening, they were taken to a hotel by bus.
On Thursday morning, passengers were informed that another plane would arrive, but, as Wizz Airʼs communications manager András Radó told Index, passengers could finally leave with the original aircraft, which had been repaired in the meantime.
Finally, the plane took off a few minutes before 1 pm and landed at Liszt Ferenc Airport at 2:17pm.
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