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Florianópolis airport reopens after plane incident and surprises with speed of recovery

O Florianopolis International Airport had been closed on Wednesday (12), when the Airbus A321 aircraft (PT-MXM) skidded on the runway at the time of landing, which caused damage to the site. This morning (13), after 24 hours, the airport concessionaire, Zurich Airport Brazilreported that the site is already operational for landings and takeoffs.


Details of the damage done by the plane on the runway. (Photo: Reproduction/Estadão)

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With the plane incident LATAM, which left Guarulhos for Florianópolis, runway 14/32 had to be closed since the previous day at 9:20 am. Only at 19:15, the aircraft with the Recovery Kit – set of large aircraft removal tools – has arrived for the rescue. The process concluded this Thursday at 9 am.

“Zurich Airport Brasil, the Florianópolis airport concessionaire, informs that the airport is open and operational. The LATAM aircraft was removed from the runway by the company at 7:39 am this Thursday (07/13). recomposition of the pavement and cleaning of the area, releasing the runway for operation.

Passengers with canceled flights, we advise you to contact the airlines”, informed the airfield in an official note.

Around 92 flights, between landings and takeoffs, canceled or transferred to nearby airports. Even with the scare, none of the 172 passengers and seven crew members suffered injuries.

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Regarding the situation, LATAM, in an official statement, said that, “notified all customers traveling to/from Florianópolis affected so that they can modify their flights free of charge or request a full refund of their airline ticket directly in the My Trips section (https://www.latamairlines.com/br/pt/minhas-viagens)”.

In addition, the airline reiterated that the facts related to the incident will be officially investigated by the competent authorities and that the company follows all the necessary technical and operational measures to carry out an operation without risk to all.

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Featured Photo: Model of the Airbus 321 (PT-MXM) aircraft that caused the closure of Florianópolis airport. Reproduction/Site “Flying and Evaluating”.

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Florianópolis airport reopens after plane incident and surprises with speed of recovery

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