SAS airplane accident in Denmark caused by corrosion, cause of Lithuanian accident still unclear

September 20, 2007 at 4:15 pm 1 comment

SAS airplain in Vilnius airportAs the BNS reported the accident of Scandinavian Airlines’ (SAS) airplane Dash 8-400 in Denmark earlier this month was caused by corrosion of the hydraulic cylinder, which unfolds chassis, Danish investigators found.

The BNS informs that SAS said that the Lithuanian Aircraft Accident and Incident Commission was yet to present its conclusion concerning the emergency landing of the same type of SAS airplane at the Vilnius airport in mid-September.

Flights with all 27 Dash 8-400 airplanes operated by the SAS group have been suspended. Certain chassis parts were replaced in all of SAS aircrafts without reference to defects found.

According to BNS the completion of technical examination of all SAS planes Dash 8-400 should be completed by the end of the week.

It should be noted that the SAS crash landing in Vilnius airport was the most serious incident in Lithuania’s civil flight since 1990, reigning independence.


Entry filed under: Baltic States, Denmark, Lithuania, Northern Europe, Scandinavia, Sweden.

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