He had left Chile and stopped in Foz de Iguazu and was on his way to Asuncion when he was caught in a storm. I lost an engine and part of the fuselage and arrived with a shattered windshield.
Passengers of a LATAM flight from Santiago de Chile to Paraguay last night – with a forced layover in Foz de Iguazu – experienced an experience horror night When the plane was in the middle of a strong storm and was badly damaged.
there was Panic on the plane Several passengers recorded the moment they heard the impact of what appeared to be a hailstorm on the plane, which was constantly shaking.
The flight – which originally covered the route between Santiago de Chile and the Paraguayan capital – finally managed to land at Silvio Pettirossi International Airport in Luc, Asuncion, where it was found that Lost one of the engines Storm result.
Some of the 48 passengers on board became uncompensated due to the severe turbulence and had to be assisted by paramedics from Paraguay airport when they finally landed after the horrific ordeal.
In addition to landing at Loki without one of its engines, the plane also lost its “nose,” or nose – the front part of its fuselage – and arrived with Broken windshieldaccording to local media reports.
Felix Kanazawa, director of the National Directorate of Civil Aeronautics (Dinac), told a local radio station that an investigation would be opened into what happened with the flight.
The flight was originally scheduled to land around 5:00 pm in Asuncion, but due to bad weather conditions had to be diverted to the Brazilian city of Foz de Iguazu, where it stayed for a few hours.
From there he resumed his journey to his final destination and Kanazawa explained that it was the flight captain who made the decision to fly or not. “The flight commander is the one who makes the decision to travel. The airline and Dinak are investigating what happened,” the official explained.
For his part, director of Silvio Pettirossi Airport, Douglas Copella, indicated that the first steps have already been taken to investigate what happened to the flight.
“It takes about 30 minutes to drive from Foz de Iguazu to Asuncion, but along the way it had this encounter with hail and this is where they declared an emergency,” Copella told Telefuturo, adding that it was the hail that caused all the damage. . Airframe.
On the other hand, the airport manager highlighted the experience and expertise of the flight crew to overcome the emergency and land the passenger safely and soundly in Asuncion.
LATAM Airlines Paraguay published a statement Thursday morning explaining the situation its flight experienced the previous night.
“LATAM Airlines Paraguay reported that on Wednesday, October 26, flight LA1325 (Santiago de Chile-Asunción) experienced severe weather conditions during its flight path. The aircraft made an emergency landing in Asunción, a procedure which was carried out without disturbance at 23:09 (time local),” the airline said in a statement.
The letter issued by the airline adds: “Both passengers and crew are in good condition. LATAM Paraguay Airlines regrets the inconvenience this weather may cause its passengers.”
On board, and still very moved by what she has to go through, former Paraguayan model and TV presenter Babel Thomen told radio station Monumental 1080 about the difficult experience she had with her two-year-old daughter.
“The pilot tells us to prepare for an emergency landing. Then the flight attendant tells us over the megaphone to get ready in position. There I hugged my daughter, but the seat belt slipped and I started calling for help. Thank God, a man took pity on us and helped me,” said the former model.
“When we finally landed, the flight attendant started screaming in English, then she started to slow down and we were able to breathe in there. All the passengers who were there were dumped.” Paul added.