sudden
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SAS Grounded 43 MD-80's Today!

Sat Nov 10, 2001 2:12 am

SAS have grounded 43 MD-80, due to a rutinecheck on tuesday on a MD-80 in Norway, they found a crack on a cylinder on one of the maingears. This effected 150 departures only today (Friday 9th) + 10 000 passangers who were stranded.
SAS is now working together with Boeing to find out what caused this.

Sudden.
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ILS
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RE: SAS Grounded 43 MD-80's Today!

Sat Nov 10, 2001 2:15 am

Wow, a crack in the cylinder. That thing must have been stressed or had a hard landing. That's ashame for the SAS MD-80s with the Linate accident and now this.
 
sudden
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RE: SAS Grounded 43 MD-80's Today!

Sat Nov 10, 2001 2:16 am

Yes you are right.
I do feel sorry for the airline to be honest.
When in doubt, flat out!
 
cfalk
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RE: SAS Grounded 43 MD-80's Today!

Sat Nov 10, 2001 2:32 am

I'm sure it won't last long. The MD-80 is one of the most proven aircraft in the world - a real workhorse.

Charles
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sudden
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RE: SAS Grounded 43 MD-80's Today!

Sat Nov 10, 2001 2:32 am

Sorry for the doublepost guys!!!!!!
When in doubt, flat out!
 
Thom@s
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RE: SAS Grounded 43 MD-80's Today!

Sat Nov 10, 2001 2:33 am

They will be grounded saturday aswell it is said.

The remaining 20 md-80 will operate as normal, as they were chacked recently.

Thom@s
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