Friday, June 14, 2013

Tarija, Bolivia: Bolivia's Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera Uninjured After Emergency Landing

La Paz, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina)   Bolivia's Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera escaped unharmed today from an emergency landing during travel to the southern city of Yacuiba, second such incident reported in the last two days.

As reported by the Vice President, the aircraft suffered technical failures before reaching their final destination and was forced to land at the airport of Tarija city.

According to the report, over Yacuiba, the pilot of the Bolivian Air Force aircraft reported damage in the left landing gear.

Following the report of the control tower, the pilot decided to divert the flight to another airport with more space for an emergency landing.

García Linera was traveling to Yacuiba to participate in the launch of a plan of hybrid seed corn, at an event organized by the National Institute of Agricultural and Forestry Innovation.

On Wednesday, a Bolivian plane had to make an emergency landing in the Amazon rainforest in Beni, with no report of casualties or injuries.

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