Centurion Cargo Flight Emergency Landing

Saturday, September 18, 2010
By George Hatcher


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Contact photographer Rafael Nunes

What: Centurion Air Cargo McDonnell Douglas MD-11 en route from Miami,FL to Manaus Brazil
Where: Maiquetía Venezuela
When: Sep 17 2010 9:09 am
Who: 5 crew
Why: While en route, hydraulic system (#3) failed. The crew diverted to “Simon Bolivar” Maiquetía International Airport where Operations Track and Field, Fire Aviation, Medical and Airport Security were deployed. The “Air Emergency Plan” (SAP) was activated and the plain made a safe landing with no injuries.

Maiquetía is near Caracas in the Vargas state of Venezuela.

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