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airBaltic flight aborts takeoff from Sheremetyevo due to mechanical problems

BC, Riga, 07.11.2019.Print version
On Thursday morning, a Riga-bound airBaltic airliner Airbus A220 aborted takeoff from Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow due to mechanical problems, LETA learned from an informed source.

"Before departing from Sheremetyevo, the captain informed about technical issues and the decision to return to the parking lot to deal with the problem," the source said.

However, the problem could not be resolved at the parking lot.

"The commander informed that the airport's services had not managed to resolve the problem. It will take time for technicians from Riga to arrive in Moscow," the source said. 

Around passengers have returned to the airport's terminal and the flight will be delayed for three to four hours. 

airBaltic confirms BC that today, on November 7, its flight BT427 from Moscow to Riga was cancelled due to technical reasons. Safety is the top priority for airBaltic.


In case of flight cancellation, airBaltic makes sure to rebook passengers so that they reach their desired destinations as conveniently as possible. At the moment, all passengers have been rebooked for other flights. airBaltic representatives provide meal coupons to passengers.


airBaltic apologizes to the passengers for any inconvenience caused.

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