The SAS crash-landing in Lithuania

Dash-8’s Back in the Air

Scandinavian Airlines is returning its Dash-8 turboprops to service, starting Thursday.

SAS grounded its Dash-8 fleet last month, after two accidents involving landing gears. No one was hurt in either incident. The airline discovered that rust was the problem and said it would keep the aircraft on the ground until all of the landing gears had been replaced.

SAS says it will take up to 12 days before all of the planes are back in service, so there will continue to be a number of cancelled flights.

On Wednesday morning SAS announced it is demanding more than 70 million dollars in compensation from the aircraft’s manufacturer.

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