Yesterday’s two-hour delay of the charter flight by which Kharkov FC “Metallist” was to fly to Bucharest for the Europa League play-off match with local FC “Dynamo” was because of the necessity of technical failure recover. It was detected during flight preparation and aircraft system testing.

Vladimir Vasilchenko, CEO of International airport “Kharkov” said: “This failure was detected just before the flight, so we had to change the schedule because it took 1.5 hour to recover the failure”. This information was confirmed by the air carrier company “KHORS”. They noticed that detected failure was connected with aircraft air conditioning (pressurization). After failure recovering and additional system testing check-in and passenger boarding were started.

As a result the aircraft of “Metallist” departed from Kharkov at 12.12 p.m. instead of 10.30 a.m. The aircraft carrying President Viktor Yanukovich (he came to Kharkov with working visit) landed in “the first capital” at 10.55 a.m. and departed in 3 hours after “yellow-and-blue” departure to Bucharest (at 3.02 p.m.).