Aerolitoral Saab 340 performs emergency landing
07 September 2001
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
For further information, please contact:
Public Relations and Communications, Saab Aircraft AB
Phone +46 (0)13 183101
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Last updated: 23 January 2015 • 14:43