LOT Polish Airlines (Warsaw) flight LO 3924 from Kraków to Warsaw (Chopin) (WAW) on January 10, 2018 with the pictured Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) SP-EQG landed safely on runway 11 at WAW. However the nose geared collapsed on landing, closing the runway and the airport. WAW was later reopened.
LOT Polish Airlines issued this statement on social media:
An emergency landing of the LOT’s aircraft Bombardier Q400 SP-EQG (LO 3924) occurred today at 19:19 p.m. local time at Warsaw Chopin Airport. All of 59 Passengers and 4 cabin crew members onboard are safe and have been taken care of immediately. The cause of the incident will be put through the detailed investigation. All Passengers of the canceled flights will be provided with a special care and re-accommodated accordingly.
At 11.15 p.m. Warsaw Chopin Airport has been opened and the traffic has been returning to normal. LOT’s flights previously redirected to other cities are gradually flying back to Warsaw.
EuroLOT (eurolot.com) (Warsaw) is giving up in its financial struggle. According to Radio Poland, the struggling airline is not taking any reservations past March 31.
According to report, the airline has been exploring its options for the past two months and concluded it could not make the company profitable. The state airline will be liquidated. The treasury of Poland controls 62.1 percent of the shares.
BlueSky Airlines (Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands) is a new proposed airline. According to the Polish passer.com news site, the new airline will wet lease two Bombardier DHC-8-402s (Q400s) from EuroLOT (eurolot.com) (Warsaw) starting in October in order to commence scheduled passenger operations.
Eurolot (eurolot.com) (Warsaw) has converted options on six Bombardier DHC-8-402s, marketed as the Q400 NextGen airliners, to a firm order that will increase its fleet to 14 aircraft.
Eurolot’s firm order for eight airliners with 12 options was announced on March 9, 2012, and delivery of the first aircraft was announced on May 17, 2012.
Including this transaction, Bombardier has booked firm orders for 460 Q400and Q400 NextGen turboprops,and delivered aircraft are in service with more than 40 operators in 33 countries, on six continents. These aircraft have transported more than 227 million passengers and have logged more than 3.5 million flight hours and over 3.8 million take-offs and landings.
EuroLOT (eurolot.com) (Warsaw) took delivery of its first three new Bombardier DHC-8-402s (Q400s) in May with the pictured SP-EQA (msn 4406) arriving first on May 18. The carrier opened new routes to Amsterdam from Gdansk (three flights a week) and Krakow (four flights a week) and to Bremen from Gdansk (three flights a week) on June 6.
Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems. The arrival of the Q400s spawned this updated 2012 livery which now features web titles and a reverse red and white tail logo.