Shootout Closes Runway At Rio de Janeiro Airport | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date






Airborne On ANN

Airborne 11.23.15

Airborne 11.24.15

Airborne 11.25.15

Airborne 11.19.15

Airborne 11.20.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 11.23.15

Airborne 11.24.15

Airborne 11.25.15

Airborne 11.19.15

Airborne 11.20.15

EAA/ANN AirVenture Innovation Preview

AIP-#1 Vimeo

AIP-#2 Vimeo

AIP-Part 1 YouTube

AIP-Part 2 YouTube

Tue, Jun 26, 2007

Shootout Closes Runway At Rio de Janeiro Airport

Troubles Continue To Plague Brazil's Air Travel Industry

A runway was temporarily closed and three people ended up dead Monday when a shootout erupted between police and suspected criminals at Rio de Janeiro's Tom Jobim International Airport.

Two airports in Sao Paulo also suspended their flights to Rio for 20 to 30 minutes, for fear of the clashes, according to Deutsche Presse-Agentur.

The three suspects were said to have been from the nearby "favela, or slum neighborhood, of Dende. They clashed with agents of Rio's militarized police at the airport. The runway was closed for about 35 minutes.

Police and federal soldiers have increased operations at the favelas in an effort to improve the city's safety by deterring drug gangs and organized crime. This most recent incident happened just weeks before the Pan American Games scheduled for July 13-29.

This is just the most recent incident in a series of episodes plaguing the country's air travel industry since last September, when an Embraer Legacy 600 jet collided in midair with a Gol Airlines 737 that killed 154 people.

It was Brazil's worst air accident ever; the two pilots and the five passengers aboard the smaller jet were able to land safely in a Brazilian Air Force base airport, as ANN reported.

The two US pilots and four air traffic controllers were indicted by a Brazilian judge earlier this month in the case.

Last week the Brazilian government fired 14 air traffic controllers and had two of their leaders arrested for staging a work slowdown that lasted six days and snarled air traffic with delays and cancellations, according to Reuters.

According to several reports, work slowdowns started in late October 2006 when controllers launched a work-to-rule campaign, deliberately slowing operations, due to concerns about working conditions and new safety procedures implemented as a result of the mid-air collision. In addition, 10 traffic controllers who were on duty during the September crash have been suspended, making the workloads even heavier for remaining controllers.

Monday, Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva publicly declared his nation's air traffic control system to be safe, just hours after an incursion on a Sao Paulo runway.



More News

Airborne 11.25.15: Blue Origin Reusable Rocket!, AMA Reacts, Transgender Pilots

Also: UK CAA, E-Fest 2015, Citizens In Space, Gulfstream G500, Dassault Falcon Jet, CFM LEAP-1A, Tuskegee's Milton Crenchaw ANN Airborne Link: /index.cfm?do=video.playVideo&vid>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.29.15)

Aero-News Quote of the Day "Thales pioneered fly-by-wire technology almost 40 years ago, and we believe that Cessna’s confidence in us as we embark on this exciting next step>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.29.15): Inner Marker

Inner Marker A marker beacon used with an ILS (CAT II) precision approach located between the middle marker and the end of the ILS runway, transmitting a radiation pattern keyed at>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.29.15)

Aero Linx: Mercy Airlift It is the Mission of Mercy Airlift to provide humanitarian aid on a nondiscriminatory and impartial basis to the victims of natural and man made disasters >[...]

Swedavia Selects Lockheed Martin To Deliver Next Generation Systems

Will Share Data Among 10 Airport Network In Sweden Swedish Airport Operator Swedavia has selected Lockheed Martin to deliver a new generation of multi-airport operational systems t>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus





© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC