Sunday, October 14, 2007

Dash 8 - 400

What is it with the Dash 8-400 aircraft? A month or so ago two belonging to SAS had crash landings when part of their landing gear failed, and they sat down on two wheels rather than three. One of these bump-landed in Vilnius.

When we took off from Vienna to Vilnius in the same type of plane yesterday, the passengers were redistributed across the plane, for reasons of loading. This was a bit strange - the staff knew exactly which seats to redistribute, including row 8 behind me (near the middle of the plane - question of landing gear?). You'd think though that after two near crashes that all planes of that type would have their landing gear checked, wouldn't you?

Got home safely, though.