Published on January 9, 2013, 9:40 am

Salgado Filho Airport, Brazil, is hit by waterlogging

The rain that hit Porto Alegre between Monday night (07) and the morning of Tuesday (08) caused havoc in the Salgado Filho International Airport. The flood water reached the hangars, preventing the aircrafts could leave.

This is the second time in a short time that the site is flooded, causing several losses due to business jets and helicopters stand with wheels and skis underwater, also damaging the brake system of the aircrafts.

According to the testimony of Veronica Tomazini, owner of Helipilot, civil aviation school, when the incident happened on another occasion, the camera filming from a helicopter was burned, causing great damage.

Tomazini also said that the suction pumps were locked, and the back yard was flooded. However, Infraero denied the information saying that the equipment was functioning normally and the cause of the flooding was the large volume of rain.