Tue, 05 Nov 2019 19:08 - Updated Tue, 05 Nov 2019 19:08
TAAG downplays Johannesburg / Luanda flight incident
Luanda - The Angolan Airline (TAAG) confirmed this Tuesday the incident on Thursday with the flight DT578, which malfunctioned, returned and landed in an emergency in Johannesburg (South Africa), but considers as "misleading" the information circulated in social networks.
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Just after taking off on its way to Luanda, the Boeing 737-700 (christened by Kifangondo) suffered severe turbulence that caused the engine to stall on the right side, forcing the aircraft to retreat and consequently disembarking more than 100 passengers in panic.
According to company spokesman Carlos Vicente, after assessing and controlling the situation (still in the air), the commander preferred to return to the South African city, as required by the aeronautical laws, following a normal civil aviation procedure.
Speaking to ANGOP, in reaction to the “misleading information” disseminated on facebook and whatsapp, the interlocutor downplayed what happened, noting that these are unforeseen events that happen to all the companies and with the best pilots.
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