Radio Sweden Monday
Another crash landing prompts Scandinavian Airlines to permanently ground its Dash 8 Q400 fleet at a cost of US$62 million.
Sweden returns the plundered remains of Australian aborigines to their homeland.
And we look back at the third International Poetry Festival.
Closing Music: The Attic/ Therese, THE ARRIVAL
Three times unlucky was the catch-phrase when yet another Scandinavian Airlines Dash 8 turboprop plane crash landed this weekend. After a series of incidents caused by landing gear malfunctions, the Bombardier plane has now been grounded - permanently.
Stockholm’s Museum of Ethnography has returned the bones of Australian aborigines, plundered from graves by a Swedish expedition almost one hundred years ago. George Wood was at a special day hosted by the museum, as today’s curators tried to make amends for a past search for the missing link:
The Third International Poetry Festival: a literary publication based in Stockholm, Moscow and New York did the honours at the poem-packed event in Stockholm. Our own cultural editor Bill Schiller met some of the visiting poets and the magazine’s editor – an ex-Soviet citizen now at home here in Sweden.