Newspaper plane broke down

A Saab 340 was used to take the newspapers from Aberdeen to Stornoway

A Saab 340 was used to take the newspapers from Aberdeen to Stornoway

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Loganair have apologised after islanders were left without their newspapers last Saturday (20th) due to a “technical fault” with one of their freighter aircraft.

A passenger Saab 340 was used instead of the usual aircraft to take the newspapers from Aberdeen to Stornoway. However space constrains on the passenger plane and strict weight distribution restrictions on passenger seats meant the full load could not be transported.

A spokesperson for Loganair said the Freight aircraft, which is one of two used by the company in the Western Isles, was back in operation on Saturday afternoon.

But further disruption to the islands newspaper deliveries occurred at the start of the week due to fog.

The spokesperson explained: “Both Monday and Tuesday’s freight arrivals were also affected by the inclement weather conditions in Stornoway area.”

He added: “We would however like to take this opportunity to apologise for any inconvenience caused.”