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Aerolitoral Saab 340 performs emergency landing

Aerolitoral Saab 340 performs emergency landing On September 6th at approximately 11:30 A.M. local time, a Saab 340 aircraft operated by Aerolitoral of Mexico performed an emergency landing onto an open field near Tijuana, Mexico. The Saab 340B aircraft was on a regular revenue flight from Jaurez to Tijuana when the crew declared an in-flight emergency and was forced to make an emergency landing into an open field approximately 15 miles from the airport in Tijuana. The aircraft was reported to have 25 passengers and 3 crewmembers on board. No fatalities have been reported. The aircraft is also reported to have sustained damage to the lower fuselage and wings. The Mexican aviation authorities will perform an investigation as to the cause of the mishap. Representatives of Saab Aircraft AB will be available to assist during the course of the investigation. Saab Aircraft AB, with offices in Linköping, Sweden and Sterling, Virginia in the U.S. supports and maintains the combined Saab 340 and Saab 2000 fleet of over 500 aircraft in service with operators around the world. Saab Aircraft AB is part of the Saab Aviation Services Business Unit of Saab AB. Saab is one of the world's leading high-technology companies, with its main operations focusing on defence, aviation and space. The group covers a broad spectrum of competence and capability in systems integration. For further information, please contact: John Belanger, Public Relations and Communications, Saab Aircraft AB Phone +46 (0)13 183101 www.saabaircraft.com www.saab.se ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2001/09/07/20010907BIT00700/bit0002.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2001/09/07/20010907BIT00700/bit0002.pdf