Police open criminal investigation into Riga airport accident

  • 2017-02-22
  • BNS/TBT Staff
Latvia’s police have started a criminal investigation into an accident in which a Vim Airlines plane skidded off the runway at Riga International Airport last Friday, February  17. VIM Airlines charter flight NN 9945 was about to bring Lada, a Russian ice hockey team based in Tolyatti, to its next game, and was cleared for take-off from runway 18. At a point very early in the take-off run, when engines were about to spool-up, the aircraft began to drift sideways, yawing to the right side. The pilots eventually lost directional control until the 737 dep...
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