Hailstones-damaged Transavia jets may cause delays

8th June 2009, Comments 0 comments

Additional technical checks show a total of 10 aircrafts were damaged by the severe storm that battered the Netherlands two weeks ago.

Amsterdam – A severe hailstorm that swept across the Netherlands two weeks ago has damaged 10 aircrafts, said a Transavia spokesperson.

The announcement came after the airline carried out extra technical checks after the storm on 26 May damaged an airplane at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. Part of Boeing 737 wings has to replaced, said the airline.

The additional checks resulted in the partial grounding of some of its fleet and some flights to be rescheduled.

While the damaged flights are being repaired, Transavia will rent other aircraft to continue with flights, said the airline. However, the airline warned that some flights may experience delays.

Radio Netherlands / Expatica

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