Mechanical snags cast doubt on LAL's Saab fleet

  • 2003-04-10
  • Steven Paulikas
VILNIUSA Copenhagen-bound Lithuanian Airlines flight was forced to return to Vilnius on April 4 due to a mechanical malfunction, the ninth such incident that has occurred in the short history LAL's fleet of Saab-2000 aircraft.The plane took off from Vilnius International Airport at 7 a.m. and returned some 90 minutes later after pilots identified a failure in the hydraulic system. None of the crew or the nine passengers on board was injured. The plane was taken to an airport hangar for parts replacement.It was the third time an LAL-operated Saab-2000 made an unscheduled landing this year. T...
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