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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