Nearly 120 arriving and departing flights were canceled at the international airport of Zurich, Switzerland on Friday due to the strong winds of Hurricane "Joachim", the website of the Swiss Radio DRS, with reference to airport spokesman Marc Rauch (Marc Rauch).
According to him, the removal touched 60 departing and 59 arriving international flights operated mainly Swiss airline Swiss. In this case, the cause of the cancellation of flights provided to non-flying weather not only in Switzerland but also in the way of aircraft in the airspace of other countries, said Rauch.
In addition, due to the bad weather numerous flight delays at major airports in the country have led to a huge accumulation of passengers in departure terminals. Many try to change tickets for other dates.
Meanwhile, three flights arriving at the airport the other Swiss cities — Basel, were redirected to other airports, as not able to land because of the squalls.
Hurricane "Joachim" in Switzerland has become the cause of serious injury and even raneniq people. On Friday morning due to Hurricane in town Tavannes (Canton Berne) derailed passenger train. Composition, moving at a speed of about 70 kilometers per hour, hit a pine, which fell due to strong winds on the way. The collision derailed cars. Four people were slightly injured, a dozen experienced shock.
In some mountain police blocked the road because of the fallen trees, but the main highways are open. Wind gusts in some places up to 130 kilometers per hour.