Cessna Street Landing As Electrical Quits

Friday, February 1, 2013
By George Hatcher

On Jan 31, 2013, a Cessna R172K was en route from Governor Francisco Gabrielli International Airport (El Plumerillo International Airport, ) in Mendoza Argentina to San Carlos de Bariloche Airport in San Carlos de Bariloche, Río Negro, Argentina when it suffered a loss of electrical power.

Pilot Rodolfo Smith made a safe emergency landing near Villa La Angostura.

Pilots made an emergency landing on Route 40 Rincon Chico Zone, The passengers had planned to visit Bariloche and fly on to Chile. Individuals from an Aeroclub and ANAC came to assist.

Repairs to the electrical system were made and the plane took off to complete its journey. The passengers were en route to a festival in Chile.

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