Saturday , October 16 2021

Landing of Latin American aircraft forced to close runway at one of Brazil's largest airports | International



A plane belonging to the airline Latam was seriously damaged after an emergency landing on Thursday morning in the southern Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte, which forced the closure of Tancredo Neves airport.

Flight LA8084 covered the São Paulo-London route, when He suffered a malfunction and had to land emergency in Belo Horizonte, about 1:43 on Thursday according to local time (00:43 in Chile) and remained on the tarmac for 21 hours, delaying the departure of more than 30 flights and limiting the operation of the air terminal.

The accident occurred an hour after the plane took off at the Guarulos airport in Sao Paulo, so the ship's fuel tank was almost fully charged, resulting in during the descent, the tires will be emptied when a safety system is activated.

The safety system removed air from 8 of the Boeing 777's 14 tires to prevent an explosion from landing, After touching land, the airport employees were foaming the sector where the machine was.

Even a Hercules aircraft of the Brazilian Air Force had to help the emergency crews at the airport remove the plane, the G1 portal said.

According to the passengers interviewed by the Brazilian media, the pilots reported that due to an electrical fault, the plane had to land in Belo Horizonte, something that was not confirmed by the company.

Latam through a statement explained that the passengers were without any injuries or damage from the incident, and are collaborating with the authorities to determine the causes that led to the emergency.


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