Airplane makes two emergency landings at Vaclav Havel Airport

An American private aircraft, carrying 60 on board, was forced to make multiple emergency landings at Václav Havel Airport in Prague on Saturday afternoon. Pilots reported seeing caution light indicating issues with plane's flaps.

Aircraft at Vaclav Havel Airport | Photo by Jan Uruba, The Czech Journal

Aircraft at Vaclav Havel Airport | Photo by Jan Uruba, The Czech Journal

After landing and a brief mechanical inspection, which revealed no failures of plane’s maneuvering flap system, the aircraft was set for take-off again. But as soon as the airplane became airborne, warning light was alerting potential flap issue again. Pilots were forced to turn around and attempt to land back in Prague one more time.

Aircraft made unplanned landings in Prague due to a mechanical problem on its way from Afghanistan to United States of America. Airport emergency services were assisting during both landings. Fortunately, the plane landed safely.