SAS said yesterday that inspections revealed that a majority of SSV valves on the landing gear of its Q400 fleet were defective, thereby relaunching the blame game that started when the carrier removed the aircraft from service following three incidents last fall. SAS Group put its 27 Q400s up for sale in November following three landings during which landing gear did not function properly. "It was a tough decision, but we had seven years of problems with these aircraft. After three ...

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