Czech delegation delayed after government A319 sees technical problems

A Czech delegation headed by Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka and Industry and Trade Jan Mládek headed for a summit of central and eastern European countries as well as China in Belgrade was delayed on Monday evening when the government A319 suffered technical problems and was grounded. The plane was to have taken off from Prague’s Kbely airport at 8:30 PM. A replacement was founded in the Czech Army’s Challenger, a smaller plane which made the flight. It is expected the repaired A319 will fly empty to Belgrade ahead of the end of the one-day summit, to bring the premier and others back to Prague later on Tuesday.

Author: Jan Velinger