Aircraft sparks concern after losing instruments over Lisbon

in News · 12-11-2018 09:06:00 · 0 Comments
Aircraft sparks concern after losing instruments over Lisbon

An aircraft sparked concern Sunday after suffering serious problems with its navigation and control system while over Lisbon.

The Kazakhstani Air Astana Embraer E190 had taken off a short while earlier from a technical inspection centre in Alverca near Lisbon where it has been undergoing maintenance.

It was en-route to Minsk in Belarus and carrying a crew of six on board.

The plane lost its instruments while in Lisbon’s congested airspace, declared an emergency, and diverted to Beja where it made a safe landing around an hour later.

It was escorted by two F-16 fighter jets.


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