2001-10-08

Release 2 from SAS concerning SK 686


Regarding Scandinavian Airlines flight SK 686 Scandinavian Airlines regrets to confirm that one of its aircraft; an MD-87 with flight number SK 686 from Milan/Linate, Italy to Copenhagen, Denmark was involved in an accident at around 08.15 hrs local time today.

SK 686 is an SAS flight, and is not a code- share flight.

Although no further details of the accident are available at the moment we estimate that there are approx. 104 passengers and 6 crew onboard.

SAS is doing everything possible to help passengers and to assist Italian authorities at this time.

Special hot-line numbers have been established for families and relatives in the Scandinavian countries and Finland.

The hot-line numbers in each country are:

In Sweden +46 8 797 10 10 +46 0200 727 272
Denmark +45 3232 6001 +45 8024 0101
Norway +47 6758 5010 +47 800 80610
Finland +358 800 90200  

A press conference will be held today at SAS Head office, Frösundavik, Stockholm at 13:00 hrs. local time with SAS President and CEO Jörgen Lindegaard and COO Marie Ehrling.

Also see SAS homepage for information: www.scandinavian.net

Note to editors: We ask journalists not to call the passenger hot-line, as a separate media center has been established. The media information center can be contacted at the following numbers: +46-8 797 2081, 797 2833

SAS CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS



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