Published on Tuesday, 22 January 2013 19:50
A plane was grounded at Dawei airport last week for mechanical problems on its first flight for Myanmar Airways from Yangon International Airport.
The UVA-311 plane was grounded on January 18 after landing at Dawei airport at 2.20pm with 90 passengers. It was scheduled to fly from Dawei to Myeik but did not take off when it was discovered that there was a mechanical problem with its wing flaps.
“It was not a major problem,” an airport official said. “All the passengers had been seated on the plane, but it was not allowed to continue flying to Myeik because of the technical problem,” he explained.
Aviation engineers from Yangon made repairs and passengers were shifted to an F-28 plane, he said.
The plane’s wing flaps were repaired and it returned to Yangon at 6.10pm on the same day it had been grounded.
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