An Air Horizont Boeing 737-400 on behalf of Albawings, registration 9H-AMW was performing flight 2B-224 from Venice (Italy) to Tirana (Albania) with 135 people on board. They were en route at FL290 about 80nm east-northeast of Ancona (Italy). Once they were almost overhead Zadar (Croatia) the crew decided to divert to Ancona reporting control problems.
A massive emergency response was initiated at Ancona, rescue helicopters were dispatched to the airport. The aircraft landed safely on Ancona’s runway 22 about 22 minutes after leaving FL290.
Italian media reported 118 emergency vehicles and several helicopters were dispatched to the aerodrome, however, the landing was safe.