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Flap problem grounds Luxair flight in Fuerteventura
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Flap problem grounds Luxair flight in Fuerteventura

14.03.2012 From our online archive
A technical problem regarding the flaps of a Luxair Boeing 737-700 in Fuerteventura on Sunday meant that aeroplane remained firmly on the ground affecting 116 passengers.

(ADW) A technical problem regarding the flaps of a Luxair Boeing 737-700 in Fuerteventura on Sunday meant that aeroplane remained firmly on the ground affecting 116 passengers. Normally the flight would have been bound for Porto on Sunday but the first time flight LG 3761 will be able to take off will be Monday.

As the replacement part needed to repair the aircraft flap fault was not available at Fuerteventura Airport, another “Luxair Boeing 737 from Luxembourg has taken off with technicians and the replacement part in question on board”, explained Luxair in a statement on Sunday.

The second aircraft will "drop off passengers who have so far not been able to get to their destination in Arrecife and bring back those who had planned to return to Luxembourg today.” An operation that Luxair says "will mean a delay of about eight hours" before apologising for the incident.

The flight destined for Arrecife and Fuerteventura had 128 passengers and 89 of them are expected to return. Representatives from LuxairTours took care of passengers during their involuntarily extended ‘holiday’.

As a second aircraft needed for this operation the Sunday flight LG 3761 to Porto was cancelled. The 116 affected passengers were rebooked on the Porto flight on Monday.