According to the Fire Department, the aircraft had a hydraulic failure and made a forced landing, leaving the runway.
An incident at Eduardo Gomes airport, in Manaus, involving a small twin-engine plane caused the stoppage of landing and take-off activities at the location, this Friday afternoon (3). The information was confirmed by the airport’s press office.
According to the airport administration, as of early Friday evening, seven flights were canceled and two were alternated, and the airport continues to have landings and takeoffs stopped due to the incident.
The incident involved a twin-engine plane, model PT-OCV, from the company Rico Táxi Aéreo. According to the Fire Department, the aircraft had a hydraulic failure and made a forced landing, leaving the runway. There were no injuries.
In a statement, Manaus Airport confirmed the suspension of operations on the landing and take-off runway due to the incident with the aircraft, and recommended that passengers who have flights scheduled for this Friday and Saturday, contact the airlines to check the status of your flights.
“Following emergency protocol, the airport team provided all necessary support for the safe disembarkation of passengers and crew. There are no injuries,” the airport said in a statement.
The airport administration also informed that the causes of the accident will be investigated by agents from the Aeronautical Accident Investigation and Prevention Center (Cenipa) and the runway remains inoperative until the investigation is completed.