A small plane headed for Catamarca had to make a
forced stopover in Salta when it lost its landing gear
and had to make landfall with special maneuvers that saved the lives of the seven passengers on board.
The Beechcraft King Air 200 was carrying seven miners, who left the aircraft unharmed thanks to the emergency maneuvers of the pilots, after 10 in the morning, the local newspaper Nuevo Diario
The descent occurred at the Martín Miguel de Güemes Airport, Salta, after the emergency notification in mid-flight.
The situation quickly went viral on the networks due to videos that were appearing in which the actions of the cabin managers in charge of bringing the LV-WPM license plate plane safely to land are observed.
It has a regional range of 3,300 kilometers and flies at a maximum height of 10,000 feet, something like 3,000 meters.
Its maximum speed is around 590 kilometers per hour.
Immediately, local firefighters approached the plane to take control of the situation that left no other balance than the material and the strong scare.
As reported, after landing the plane was completely stopped on the runway, so the airport suspended its operation and
takeoffs and landings were postponed until the plane is removed
Likewise, the local press indicated that two flights had to be diverted to the San Salvador de Jujuy airport.
One of them, belonging to the company Aerolíneas Argentinas and the other to Fly Bondi.
Five dead in Chaco after the theft of a small plane that crashed shortly after takeoff
In January 2023, a plane stolen from a hangar at the Villa Ángela Aeroclub, in Chaco.
As a result of the accident, its five crew members died.
According to the investigators, it would be a group of drug traffickers.
The single-engine aircraft crashed to the ground just seven kilometers from the takeoff site in the middle of an unpopulated field.
Prosecutor Sergio Ríos, in dialogue with Clarín, maintained that the Cessna 206 aircraft is priced at just over a million and a half dollars and belonged to businessman Roger Martin, who is dedicated to agriculture and livestock.
A caliber pistol was found among the remains of the plane.
9 millimeters, a satellite phone, Guarani and a Cerro Porteño Club cap, so it is presumed that the people were Paraguayan nationals.
Tribute paid to the pilot who made an emergency landing with a poisonous cobra in his seat
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