Real Tonga flight forced to return after fire engine breaks down on runway in Vava’u

ʻOku ʻi lalo he ongoongó fakapālangí ni ha fakamatala ʻi he lea faka-Tongá

A Real Tonga Airline flight had to return to Fua’amotu International Airport this morning after the fire engine at the Vava’u airport had broken down on the runway.

A Real Tonga spokesperson who confirmed the incident to Kaniva News said it was the airline’s Flight 8801 MA60 to Lupepau’u International Airport.

“Today, or flight 8801 MA60, had to return to Tongatapu due fire truck broken down in runway at Vava’u”, he said.

He said 41 passengers were on board while 28 were waiting to board the aircraft in Vava’u.

“All delayed”.

The spokesperson also said: “One passenger missed flight connection and we are accommodating and paying meals”.

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