Contact Air F100 that landed wheels-up at Stuttgart Monday had a faulty valve, according to MD Manfred Gaertner. "Part of a valve came loose internally and blocked a hydraulic line. It worked like a stopper," he told Bloomberg News. None of the 73 passengers and five crew was injured (ATWOnline, Sept. 15).

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