A KLM Cityhopper Embraer ERJ-190 was flying from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Billund (Denmark) on December 30th. However, when it was about 130nm north-to-northeast of Amsterdam when the crew reported airframe vibrations. They decided to return to Amsterdam and landed 50 minutes after take off. A replacement plane took the the passengers to Billund – they were late by 2 hours, why makes the flight non-claimable as the delay was less than 3.
Drunk Hockey Player
An Aurora Airlines flight was flying from Sochi to Moscow (Russia) when they had an incident with a passenger. Former NHL star Oleg Saprykin was reportedly drunk when a flight attendant refused to top off his whisky. He then hit her on the head, which caused the attendant to fall. The plane thus made an emergency landing in Voronezh.
A KLM Boeing 737-800 was flying from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Saint Petersburg (Russia). However, the pilots reported a loud noise in the cockpit, which was not part of normal operations. Hence, they decided to head back to Amsterdam, where they landed 40 minutes after take off. A replacement plane took the passengers to Saint Petersburg – they were late by 2.5 hours.
This was a bad week to fly from Amsterdam! A Transavia Boeing 737-700 flying from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Katowice (Poland) contacted the ATC to report noise from a seal. ATC confirmed that they could hear the noise too. The plane landed back in Amsterdam 30 minutes after leaving. The seal was replaced and the plane took off for Katowice again, landing 2 hours late.