Brussels Airlines flight #SN515 from Brussels to Washington-Dulles turned back 9 hours after departure, because had no clearance to land in the US.
Brussels Airlines A330-200 flight #SN515 took off at 12:30PM, was in the air for around nine hours, and it landed back in Brussels at 9:15PM on Saturday.
This paperwork mistake probably would cost the airline thousands of Euros, because ‘EU261’ applies compensation and assistance to passengers in the event of denied boarding and of cancellation or long delay of flights.
In average a passenger would get around 600EUR in cash compensation.
Brussels Airlines is owned by Lufthansa.