What happened to the plane that brought the president to Ushuaia to meet with Laura Richardson?

The Embraer ERJ 140 LR that the Air Force brought Javier Milei to Ushuaia on Thursday the 4th from Buenos Aires; It took 5 hours 12 minutes between takeoff and landing, when it should have taken no more than 3.

7 de April de 2024 19:52

Was there a headwind that only affected the Embraer and not the airliner that was flying close to the presidential plane?

The President of the Nation Javier Milei took off from Aeroparque Jorge Newbery at 6:10 p.m. on Thursday and landed at the Malvinas Argentinas International Airport in Ushuaia, at 11:22 p.m .; after making a technical stopover in Río Gallegos to resupply fuel.  

He flew in one of the brand new Embraer ERJ 140 LR , registration Tango-96 ( T-96 ) that the Argentine Air Force recently incorporated last February, baptized with the name “gaucha pigeon” ; and that it has a cruising speed (according to the factory) of 960 kilometers per hour.

But something happened with the transfer that should have taken no more than 3 hours 20 minutes, so that it was extended to 5 hours 12 minutes.

Schedules and trajectory of the T-96

The Embraer took off at 6:10 p.m. , minutes after a scheduled airliner, which was also destined for Ushuaia. Until 8:23 p.m., at the height of Comodoro Rivadavia; The two aircraft were very few kilometers apart. But at 8:53 p.m., before reaching the side of Puerto Deseado, the Embraer noticeably reduced its speed, leaving it far behind its companion.

Then, before 9:36 p.m., the T-96 changes course and heads in an excessively slow and erratic flight towards Río Gallegos; at whose airport he just landed at 10:11 p.m.

It refueled at the airport in the capital of Santa Cruz and at 10:32 p.m. it was already in flight again. On the way, at 11:03 p.m .; He is in the air with the same airliner with which they had left together from Buenos Aires - but returning, in the opposite direction -, after having taken off passengers and cargo in Ushuaia and taken on cargo and passengers, bound for Aeroparque.

Finally, at 23:22 ; lands at the international airport of Ushuaia, Malvinas Argentinas.

From early on, the television channel Todo Noticias TN was promoting that the president was going to speak from Ushuaia at 10:00 p.m., on the program “Verdad Consecuencia” hosted by Luciana Geuna and María Eugenia Duffard.

By Agenda Malvinas


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