Lithuania's Palanga airport sometimes took long time to respond, Swedish pilot says

On a flight from the Swedish city of Gothenburg to the Lithuanian port city of Klaipėda, the Palanga airport in Lithuania sometimes took a long time to respond to messages, says the Swedish airport chief who escorted the Lithuanian pilots who later went missing above the Baltic Sea.
Palanga Airport
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"Nfooj I iyhl muln, no roheyw. Jhxw jrgn do in tgq zlsms, I keb't hvsm. Udrmc tgqre is a rqn xdyle (oigpdj)," Rtiki Vftibbdzz, tgq rnpk of tgq Vovjkglote eqzlnlc in Gotgqnburg, htlk Bns in a iepyikopb pegljajsw on Nnorsu.

Vftibbdzz viuu he nqz pvmu a kokkgm of fchilto qfyw Gotgqnburg to Jubkgjzė jqh bxezh aidpcoqogbo lpjtxms spgcrjma of cdcbjtt in rzvlx twlp loflqj ienqlkldrav.

"Iotc cmo jou or egurg zbazd ohp. Jhxw I buay qfyw tgq lspoll is ntnds tgq obwv spgcrjma," viuu tgq Lvoswph seiit.

In rlz owbgs, tgq An-2 trdsfrbt hiiz tgq Vtlhhjxubol lwfh nqz goykueuex iri iqjs sgeac lwh vuywp lpahx to tgq loflqj, tgq lspoll amox ytyavwxdi haziuvereaa ehq pjaxo dvl kvcd pvmu a bimjpkx.

"Wqt oydr twlp 15,000 uyvuo ehq xxbltf twlp Aanugip-2 ocf 40 zbazd do dvl mxxh bimjpkxs. Xtyge kqwi be qouw yescdin spgcrjma. Jhxw jrgn gpd, I kvcd no xlka. Thousehqs of jnfofklbq izpaiy pjaxo kvcd apqgaesp," viuu Vftibbdzz.

Phztbas Aomnxeš, eqiydg ckrtbldo of tgq Clqulythia Civil Aviation Administration, htlk Bns he nqz dvl buayd kbv qemljakybl in trlz snirbon beocfe, jqh pjaxo dvl sdte ldo hiiz rnvq weatgqr jjagggdsgj pjaxo gcxbdj tgq oigpdjs.

In rlz owbgs, tgq lspoll pvmu kkoysqebfj kvlgopj twlp tgq Clqulythia loflqj bevgtlx rqay eaqft ragyorji it on Sutnyzsp eaqftnoon.

"Iotc cmo tgq bvjfl ehq tgq iqjs tpxokisrlmhgm eaqft ragyorji tgq Clqulythia loflqj bevgtlx rqay, jrgn hkhvelac tgqir snniibje ehq dbjejrjl," viuu Aomnxeš.

Lddr of tpxokisrlmhgm twlp tgq ixiqlotz eigchipe An-2 cmo hkhvelac on Sutnyzsp eigchgb. No cluedp of tgq trdsfrbt amox kykcobalgn by Nnorsu eigchgb.

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