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      publisher@theportugalnews.com  Portugal collectively held its breath on Sunday afternoon as news
      Madeline Luckman              emerged that an aircraft had issued a mayday shortly after take-off as
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      Rua Município de S. Domingo          he Kazakhstani Air    Tagus River or in the sea, but  deviations of stability of the roll-
      Urb.Lagoa Sol • Lote 3 r/c           Astana Embraer E190   that option was reportedly   axis”.
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                                    OGMA technical centre in     A source told Lusa News Agency  Embraer erratically flew over
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                                    tweets from the airline’s    crew to divert to Beja.      Alentejo former air base.
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      PRINT & DISTRIBUTION          our technical personnel on its  guided the plane to the seldom-  Twenty-four hours later, fighter
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                                    at OGMA, developed serious   The Air Force later published a  assist another plane in
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      19,225 copies this edition
      19,225 copies this edition    control problems and was     50-second video of the aircraft  difficulties, making the rare
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                                    escorted to Beja. Thankfully our  finally landing in Beja, on its  event of being scrambled twice
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                                    technical personnel now safe”.  third attempt.            in as many days.
      Member of  apct               The OGMA in Alveca is an     Fighter jets are generally only  A Transavia plane was forced to
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                                    authorised maintenance centre  scrambled to aid civilian aircraft  make an emergency landing at
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      publisher@theportugalnews.com  a ferry flight, meaning there  difficulties. In circumstances  pressurisation problems over
                                    were no passengers onboard,  involving instrument failure,  the Atlantic.
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                                    manned by a crew of six, made  obtaining accurate readings  Funchal, Madeira, to
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                                    The plane lost its instruments  speed, the fighter jets flying  passengers onboard when the
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                                    emergency, and diverted to Beja  A statement from Air Astana,  a tail-strike on take-off from  Faro, after it declared an
      ACCOUNTS MANAGER              where it made a safe landing  issued on Monday, confirmed  Funchal’s Cristiano Ronaldo  emergency shortly after taking
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      Gaby Rodrigues                after pilots had battled for two  early indications are that  airport.                  off from Funchal, on Madeira
      accounts@theportugalnews.com  hours to regain some control.  problems with the control axes  A pair of Portuguese F-16  island, the air force announced.
                                    The pilots had discussed the  caused the emergency landing,  fighter jets were scrambled to  The plane, a 737 Boeing flying
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      WEATHER
      Cloud cover and showers for
      the weekend
      This weekend will see a return of cloud cover;
      with showers, which at times will be heavy, set
      to fall across the entire country for much of the                                                                                      An image
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        Lisbon:
        Lisbon: The  Portuguese
        Lisbon:
        Lisbon:                     morning. Rain is predicted to                                                                            F-16
        Lisbon:
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       capital will remain mild     last until Wednesday. Strong                                                                             fighter,
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       throughout the next seven days,  winds are also forecast,                                                                             shortly
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       with both highs and lows set to  especially over the weekend                                                                          after it had
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       be in their teens. Rain will start  and will bring with them rough                                                                    assisted an
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       falling on Saturday evening, and  seas.                                                                                               Air Astana
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       remain for the remainder of the  The North:                                                                                           plane to
                                     The North: While rain is also
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                                                                                                                                             make a safe
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       week.                        forecast for northern Portugal,                                                                          make a safe
                                                                                                                                             landing at
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        The South:
        The South:
        The South:                  showers will mostly take the                                                                             landing at
        The South:
        The South: Heavy rain is
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       forecast to fall on Saturday  form of a light drizzle, with                                                                           Beja
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       evening and Sunday morning in  general conditions set to be                                                                           (Photo:
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       the Algarve, before easing into  better than they will be further to                                                                  Portuguese
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       scattered showers by Monday  the south.                                                                                               Air Force)
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