Wed, 07 Feb 2018 17:02 - Updated Wed, 07 Feb 2018 17:02
Windhoek breakdown delayed TAAG flight
Luanda - A technical breakdown on TAAG's Boeing 737, of Angolan Airline, on the Luanda / Windhoek / Luanda route on Tuesday, caused a two-hour delay in returning the aircraft to Luanda.
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According to the company, when the aircraft was preparing to take off, the crew noticed the technical problem and, in the light of the agreement with the SAA, requested the intervention of the South African technicians who detected the fault in one of the slats (equipment installed in the wing) and they sort it out then returned to Luanda at 8pm of the same day.
This is the third incident this year with the company's aircraft; the first occurred with the B777-300 that was detained in Lisbon due to a technical problem, landing height that caused the fire of one of the wheels.
The second occurred with the Boeing737-700, which was forced to make an emergency landing on 13 January in Luanda following a technical breakdown after take-off from the domestic terminal of the 4 de Fevereiro airports to Lubango southern Huíla Province.
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