FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOAR Recovers TAME E-190 From Field
SOAR successfully recovered the TAME Embraer 190 that overran the runway and buried itself in a sloping field last week at SECU International Airport.
The aircraft overran the runway by a reported 70 meters from the end of the runway, stopping just short of and above a public street. One main gear folded back into its wheel welland one main gear was partially buried in a ditch with the aircraft coming to rest facing in the opposite direction of the line of travel and on an incline.
The SECU International Airport is vital to the economy of Cuenca Ecuador so SOAR was contracted to swiftly recover the Embraer, which was blocking the runway.
SOAR an aircraft AOG Recovery and Repair Specialty Company, directed local resources including the Airport, the airline, Insurers, the DGAC, City of Cuenca Civil Engineering, and heavy equipment supplier Equigruas.
The aircraft Center of Gravity was restored to prevent the aircraft moving backwards over the perimeter wall and into the street, its landing gears extracted and restored, engines and equipment secured and a short impacted road built back towards the runway. The aircraft was successfully towed back to the tarmac without any additional damage after 4 days of heavy work by all companies and agencies working together under the direction of SOAR.
Thanks to SOAR’s quick and professional response the airport was able to resume activities shortly thereafter.
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