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Plane halts landing to avoid crew overtime

(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 Mosj√łn 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.