Immediate crisis talks have been convened for today (31 October) by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) following the spate of Scandinavian Airlines Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 incidents.
SAS has grounded its 23-strong fleet, following the three landing gear incidents, the latest of which was in Copenhagen and EASA has called Transport Canada and manufacturers, Bombardier for an immediate meeting.
”The possible cause or causes of this incident are still unknown at the present time and we urge the Danish authorities to inform us immediately of any results from the accident investigation,” said an EASA statement.
”In the light of our analysis, we will decide whether to issue a further emergency airworthiness directive or any appropriate measures for the Dash 8 Q400 aircraft.”
Specifically the conference will be between Transport Canada, aircraft manufacturers, Bombardier and EASA.
This discussion will form the basis for a further assessment on 7 November, following evaluation from Danish accident investigation experts.