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Weather conditions cause constraints on TAAG flights

The flag carrier issued a statement informing that adverse weather conditions affected a Luanda-Lisbon flight, which took place this Thursday. The occurrence of "severe turbulence" even caused the ambulance services and the local medical team to travel to the runway at Humberto Delgado airport, in the Portuguese capital, to assist passengers from Luanda.


"Adverse weather conditions impacted TAAG's services, causing constraints in the flight experience of passengers and in the continuity of service programming", informs TAAG - Linhas Aéreas de Angola, in a note sent to VerAngola.

The same note says it refers specifically to flight DT 652 Luanda-Lisbon, carried out on March 23, which passed through an area of severe turbulence, "and the Company immediately and preventively activated the ambulance services and local medical team , who waited for the arrival of the aircraft at Humberto Delgado airport in Lisbon with the aim of observing the passengers".

In the same account of the accident, Novo Jornal reports the existence of 10 injuries, highlighting that objectives, such as food service carts, were even projected by the air.

The operator also informs the postponement of flight DT 650, also departing from Luanda and bound for Lisbon, which should also have taken place this Thursday, but was postponed to Friday morning. Justifying this postponement, he mentions that the track conditions would not be favorable - "slippery ground due to heavy rain". The aircraft raised for this service was diverted to Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, for the same reasons, they add.

The note ends by stating that the company will continue to "monitor these situations", and "safety" reports and contingency plans for flights conditioned due to weather conditions were requested.

Foto: Novo Jornal - 'DR'


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