Watch out! Some equipment and flight guides do not work at local airports
PUERTO PLATA .- Eddy Rodríguez, who is a commercial pilot captain based in the United States, said that some teams from Puerto Plata, La Romana and Las Americas airports have been out of service for a month, making air navigation difficult.
Rodríguez said that these breakdowns would have affected some of the recent air crashes and incidents and said that in Las Américas the ILS (Instrument Landing System) is out of service, at the same time explained that this is an instrument that allows pilots to do A precision approach through the vertical and horizontal guide.
He said that this situation dates from a month ago and until Tuesday was still maintained, while the case of the airport Gregorio Luperon Puerto Plata, Rodriguez denounced that radio radar aid works half because it has no coverage to the Northwest, as well as Coverage is lost below 7 thousand feet in height.
He said that the aircraft approaching Gregorio Luperon Airport went missing from the Las Americas radar screen, and recalled that on October 17 a plane returning from Haiti and landing at Gregorio Luperón fell into Sea with three foreigners, who lost their lives.
According to Rodríguez, the Puerto Plata radio radar worked halfway, the controllers could not guide the pilot to land safely.
Source: Puerto Plata Digital
Dec 10, 2016
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