According to European Aviation Safety Agency Q400 Is Safe

The European Aviation Safety Agency reported Wednesday that Bombardier Inc.’s Q400 turboprops are airworthy after ruling that a series of recent accidents were not caused by design flaws. “We are very pleased with that statement, it proves that the aircraft is safe to fly and that’s what we’ve been saying from the beginning,”Bombardier spokesman Marc Duschesne said.

The European air authorities conducted the review after Scandinavian airline SAS AB permanently grounded its fleet of 27 Bombardier-built Q400s after one of its planes made an emergency landing in Copenhagen on Oct. 27 with a landing gear malfunction, the third such incident in seven weeks.

No one was seriously injured, but the Scandinavian airline said the accidents had damaged confidence in the planes.

According to the EASA, the most recent incident “was not due to a design error” and said the airworthiness of the aircraft is maintained.

Danish aviation authorities had earlier issued a preliminary report indicating that a piece of rubber stuck in the landing gear had prevented the gear from extending properly, causing the incident.

Source AP

By Szafi 

0 Responses to “According to European Aviation Safety Agency Q400 Is Safe”

  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog calendar

November 2007
« Oct   Dec »



%d bloggers like this: