Cyprus Mail

Technical fault grounds plane carrying Apoel fans to Switzerland

A plane carrying around 100 Apoel fans who were travelling to Switzerland for their team’s game against Basel on Thursday was forced to land at Paphos after developing technical problems.

The Larnaca-Basel charter flight, operated by Tus Air, departed on Thursday at 7am and was supposed to land at 11.05pm local time.

Instead, the pilot had to land at Paphos airport at 8am after activating the safety protocols in use when technical problems arise. In this case, the problem was decompression in the cabin.

The passengers and the crew on board had to return to Larnaca by bus.

Tus Air released a statement saying they are making alternative arrangements for the passengers who still want to travel to Switzerland.

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