Ms Louisa-Ann Lange

Louisa-Ann Lange

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Aircraft tyre damage caused by foreign object on runway constitutes extraordinary circumstance
Germany | 03 July 2019

In a recent preliminary ruling, the European Court of Justice held that a foreign object such as a screw or nail on an airport runway which damages an aircraft represents an extraordinary circumstance under the EU Flight Delay Compensation Regulation. According to the court, such incidents exempt air carriers from the obligation to pay passengers compensation in the event of denied boarding and flight cancellation or long delays.