one day after video LATAM aircraft that was shaken by strong turbulence On Wednesday night when he was on his way to Paraguay’s Asuncion city, a former airline pilot assured that the plane was not only damaged Visible damage to the nose and windshieldBut It flew without both engines for more than 7 minutes.
in an interview with abc tv, Former Commander of LATAM Airbus A320 aircraft, Vicente QuinonezExplained: “I think they [por los pilotos] Relevant pattern followed. pitifully, We have information that the plane took more or less 8 minutes or 7 minutes and was operating without two engines. But we can see from the footage that he never lost direction on the track.”
According to Quinonez, facing the above scenario, the aircraft began to glide until “An engine starts working again” when it reaches 12,000 feet (3657.6 m), “What’s going on? Since all the computers went offline, the autopilot didn’t work again. So the whole flight was manual.”
For his part, aeronautical historian Antonio Sapienza He said the crew followed all protocols. “Manuel Franco and Javier Salinas, both pilots and co-pilots and people with many flight hours, He complied the protocol and letter in case of emergency while passing through the hailstorm”He maintained and said that in this way he managed to land safely on Silvio Petirosi.
About Why did the pilots decide to resume flights to the said airport despite the bad weather conditions? That he had already been forced to stop in Foz de Iguazu, Brazil, Quinonez speculated that he should have based his decision on information provided by weather radar.
“Weather Radar is going to report on different outdoor temperatures. It can learn about the weather from pictures that don’t show where there is hail or severe disturbance; it only differentiates between temperatures and where conditions are heavy.” . The pilot is not a kamikaze, he is going to try to divert as much as possible, no one wants to get into heavy turbulence, as in this case.blessed Assurance.
Truth is this All the incidents that happened today are being investigated. In a statement, the National Directorate of Civil Aeronautics of Paraguay (DINAC) with a group of experts from the General Directorate of Civil Aeronautics of Chile confirmed the launch of the relevant investigation to find out the details of the incident that shocked 48 passengers .
For now, the Paraguayan body has only confirmed that the plane It arrived at the airport with a broken windshield, one of the engines missing and the front end broken.