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A Eurowings A320 at Düsseldorf Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Fabian Behr)

Eurowings Flight Turns Back to Germany After Reaching Closed Airport

Questions were this weekend after a Eurowings Airbus A320 took off from Dusseldorf, Germany, bound for the island city of Olbia, Italy, and only during its descent was the crew told their destination airport was closed to commercial traffic. On May 23, Flight EW9844, operated by Lufthansa's subsidiary airline, took off from the east German city at approximately 6:30 a.m. One hour and 30 minutes later, D-AEWJ, a three-year-old A320, entered a holding pattern located towards the northeast side of…