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AirBaltic flight makes emergency landing in Riga due to cabin pressure problem

Christian Fernsby |
A Stockholm-bound flight of Latvia's airBaltic national carrier made an emergency landing at Riga Airport on Monday, the airport's spokeswoman Laura Karnite informed.

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The flight, which had departed from Riga for Stockholm shortly after noon, reported a mechanical issue while en route to the Swedish capital. The airport's staff launched the standard safety procedure to ensure a safe landing for the aircraft.

The plane landed successfully on Riga Airport at around 1:35 p.m.

The airBaltic representatives informed later that the flight had to return to Riga because of a problem with cabin pressure. Although it was still possible to proceed with the flight at a lower altitude, the captain decided to return to Riga for the passengers' safety.

The Latvian-state controlled airBaltic operates commercial flights from Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius to more than 70 destinations.

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