Shortly after take-off from Rotterdam The Hague Airport to Aberdeen International Airport a Saab 340B with fifteen passengers, two flight crew and one cabin crew on board experienced a main hydraulic system failure on 30 September 2015. The aircraft returned to the airport of departure after having flown for a while in the nearby holding for trouble shooting. A safe landing was executed and the aircraft came to a stop on the runway, but during the engine shutdown the aircraft moved forward and to the left. The aircraft came to a full stop into the grass of the runway’s left hand shoulder. An emergency evacuation of the passengers followed. The passengers were uninjured.

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