Frontier sticks with turboprops

Carrier in Europe drops Q400 fleet over safety issues


* Sept. 12, 2007: An SAS turboprop carrying 52 people skids off the runway because of a landing gear malfunction during an emergency landing in Vilnius, Lithuania. No one is injured. SAS temporarily grounds its turboprops for inspections.

* Sept. 22, 2007: An Augsburg Airways turboprop with 64 passengers and four crew makes an emergency landing in Munich, Germany, after its nose landing gear fails to extend. No injuries are reported.

* Oct. 27, 2007: An SAS turboprop slides down the runway on its belly at the Copenhagen, Denmark, airport after the right landing gear malfunctions. All 44 people on board are evacuated.

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