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Flaps failure causes passenger chaos. Flight rerouted twice due to same technical problem. An SAS flight between Copenhagen and Ålesund had to be diverted yesterday, causing transport misery for passengers. The Cimber Air CRJ200 plane was being flown on behalf of the company between Copenhagen and Ålesund, when pilots were unable to deploy the flaps fully for landing. Several media have reported that the crew was forced to execute a controlled emergency landing, but this claim is refuted by Gro Elin Hansen, SAS’ public relations adviser.

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Flaps failure causes passenger chaos

Published on Monday, 13th July, 2009 at 11:46 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Flight rerouted twice due to same technical problem.

CRJ200
CRJ200
Photo: Cimber Sterling


An SAS flight between Copenhagen and Ålesund had to be diverted yesterday, causing transport misery for passengers. The Cimber Air CRJ200 plane was being flown on behalf of the company between Copenhagen and Ålesund, when pilots were unable to deploy the flaps fully for landing.

Several media have reported that the crew was forced to execute a controlled emergency landing, but this claim is refuted by Gro Elin Hansen, SAS’ public relations adviser.

“The plane experienced a technical problem, which meant that it couldn’t land on Ålesund’s runway because it is too short. It was therefore diverted to Trondheim,” she tells The Foreigner.

But the travel chaos didn’t end there. Although Hansen could not say why technicians were unable to repair the fault, all on board were rerouted, once more, to Oslo. After a further wait, the passengers were flown back to Ålesund.

The plane was carrying 40 passengers plus three crew members, and is now being examined to find the cause of the problem.



Published on Monday, 13th July, 2009 at 11:46 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: crj200, sas, cimber, air, copenhagen, aalesund, oslo, flaps, faulty, landing, passenger, chaos.





  
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