A pair of military jets escorted an Air Astana Embraer 190 as it experienced severe technical difficulties over Portugal and the pilots considered ditching at sea. The incident occurred Nov. 11. The Air Astana E190, operating a ferry flight from the Lisbon Aviation Technical Center in Portugal to Almaty, Kazakhstan, encountered technical difficulties shortly after departure and the crew requested to land at Beja airport in Portugal. The aircraft was returning from C-check maintenance by ...

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