(The Local) A Norwegian plane carrying 40 passengers turned around and returned to an airport hundreds of kilometres away — despite having already started its descent — just so the crew would not have to work overtime.

The plane was about to land in the small northern town of Mosjøn when it turned back to Trondheim, around 350 kilometres south, local newspaper Rana Blad said in a report.

“Shortly afterwards, the captain himself said on the tannoy that it was unbelievable, but that it had been decided that we had to turn around,” passenger Steinar Henriksen said.

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