Aviation officials in Scandinavia have grounded all twenty seven Dash eight-400 planes of the Scandinavian Airline System, SAS after a plane carrying fifty-two people crash landed at Vilnius airport in Lithuania. It was the second such incident with a similar plane in a few days. No-one was injured
John Dueholm, vice head of department at SAS says both accidents involved landing gear: “Sunday evening we contacted the plane constructor, Bombardier, to hear whether they regarded this as a security risk for other planes of the same type. We received a crystal clear answer in writing that they did not regard this as a type error in this specific type of plane. They regarded it as an individual incident related to this specific plane, and it was therefore safe to continue flying.” SAS officials say the grounding of the twenty-seven Dash aircraft will cost the company over one million Euros per day.