"Pilots take no special joy in walking. Pilots like flying." - Neil Armstrong
Franjo Tudjman Airport after earthquake
Written by Nenad Sredojević.
We expect information from MZL Zagreb after the devastating earthquake that hit Petrinja, and according to initial estimates, it was 6.2 on the Richter scale.The earthquake was strongly felt even in Serbia as well as in Kvarner all the way to Dubrovnik.
14:05 - AvioRadar finds out that the tower of the Croatian Air Navigation Services was damaged in the earthquake and the provision of the control service in the airspace of Zagreb was suspended. CTN409 from Frankfurt was diverted to Pula. An examination is in progress.
NOTAM (Notice To Airmen): A6985/20 - TWR CLSD DUE TO EARTHQUAKE. 29 DEC 12:18 2020 UNTIL 29 DEC 15:15 2020. CREATED:29 DEC 12:19 2020
13:00 - Incoming flights are accepted, the inspection is performed and normalization of traffic is expected.Passengers on an outbound flight to Dubrovnik, evacuated to a bus stop during the earthquake.
12:53 - ZAGREB AIRPORT IS CLOSED FOR ALL TRAFFIC. INSPECTION OF USS, STAND AND TERMINAL IS IN PROGRESS
12:45 - Two aircraft (CTN4AS and RAC9002) are in the holding
After several earthquakes, Franjo Tuđman Airport in Zagreb sent a notice early this morning.
"We inform you that this morning, after the earthquake, all the on-call services of Franjo Tudjman Airport acted in accordance with the procedures, taking into account that the safety and security of passengers are priorities.
Subsequent inspection and control of the building confirmed that there was no damage to the building itself or on runways and other manoeuvring surfaces.
After the establishment of the operating systems, traffic resumed at 06.55 am, according to the flight schedule."