Some years ago I have spotted that an Eurolot flight from Amsterdam to Gdansk, diverted close to final approach to a distant airport on the other side of Poland:
Is this another example of Flightradar24 bug and it is more than possible, that this particular flight actually landed in desired destination airport? Or are there any business or operational rules or some special situation, that would judge diverting a plane to a distant airport, while having at least 5-6 other airports closer "on the track"?
For me -- layman -- the answer is: No, there are no such reasons and airplane is always diverted to the nearest airport, that is able to accept it (taking plane type, weather conditions etc. into account). But, I'd like to get some expert confirmation, if there are no exceptions from this rule of thumb?
EDIT: In my opinion, we're dealing with a quite different situation here than in previous question (and that's why I didn't merged both questions into one). Mainly, because:
flight path IMHO is clearly suggesting a diversion, not an error in Flightradar24 and
plane's vertical speed is suggesting, that plane is actually landing in the moment, this screenshot was captured, and since I was living in Katowice for over 30 years now, I'm pretty sure, that there was not direct flight on AMS->KTW route, neither by Eurlot nor by any other airline and neither at the moment of capturing this screenshot nor right now.
So there actually was no other flight between Amsterdam and Katowice that Flightradar24 could mistakenly taken as this one.