Congonhas Airport, in São Paulo, has its main runway unusable this Wednesday night, November 1st, due to an aircraft unable to leave the runway.
The plane registered PR-BZZ, a Piper PA-42 Cheyenne twin-engine turboprop, collapsed its front landing gear when landing on the main runway at Congonhas.
The turboprop landed at 7:50 pm, carrying a patient on board an aeromedical flight from Abelha Táxi Aéreo. As a result of the incident, an Azul aircraft that was approaching for landing had to discontinue the procedure (go around), and a LATAM Airbus, which was on the runway to take off, had to return to the taxiway.
The patient was removed with the aircraft still on the runway and taken to the ambulance, which was already waiting for him at the airport. However, the Cheyenne was not removed until the publication of this article, at 8:45 pm, and the airport continues to suspend operations.
At this time, there is also no forecast for the opening of the main runway, nor has it been announced whether there will be an extension of the airport’s opening hours, which, by default, go until 11pm.
Update: At 9:58 pm, operations resumed on the main runway at Congonhas. The following video shows the entire unfolding of the incident, from the moment of landing:
This is the second time this week that the airport has been closed due to a landing incident. On Sunday, a private jet blew a tire, closing the airport for about an hour.
Follow the situation live on the cameras below from different angles, all from the Golf Oscar Romeo channel on YouTube, and you can rewind the recordings until 7:50 pm (while the history is still available) if you want to see the moment of landing again, when it was possible to hear the pilot warning that he could not leave the runway due to a problem with the landing gear:
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