Incident with military aircraft paralyzed operations at El Salvador International Airport

Incident with military aircraft paralyzed operations at El Salvador International Airport
Incident with military aircraft paralyzed operations at El Salvador International Airport
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By José A. Barrera – estrategiaynegocios.net

A failure in an El Salvador Air Force (FAES) plane forced the temporary closure of the runway at El Salvador’s San Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez International Airport.

The emergency was due to problems in a FAES A37 and forced the halt of operations at the international terminal around 7:00 pm on Sunday, May 7, 2023.

”Our team of Aeronautical Firefighters is cleaning the runway at El Salvador International Airport, after a military plane suffered damage. No injured people are reported,” reported the Autonomous Port Executive Commission, at 7:39.

The terminal operator confirmed that due to the situation, commercial flights were diverted to alternate airports.

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Videos broadcast on the social network Twitter show the intervention of the Aeronautical Firefighters and the landing of the aircraft that caused sparks on the San Romero runway, without reporting major damage or injuries.

The emergency lasted until 9:00 pm when the authorities confirmed that the debris had been removed from the runway. The situation occurred at night flight bank time when the Salvadoran airport receives and dispatches aircraft to various cities of Central and North America.

CEPA confirmed on Twitter that there were flights diverted to San Pedro Sula, while that of the Iberia airline and others from Avianca were referred to La Aurora, Guatemala.

At the close of this note, the operation at the Salvadoran terminal tended to normalize.

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