The plane Il-96 of airline “Russia”
The plane with the Russian delegation and journalists Kremlin pool, which remained in Lisbon because of breakage, flew to Lima. About TASS reported the press Secretary of the President of Russia Elena Krylova.
According to her, the plane Il-96, which was heading to the summit of the Asia-Pacific economic cooperation (APEC), repaired. She noted that the repair of the liner lasted two hours and took less time than the execution of the necessary documents to back side. It was therefore decided to continue the flight on the aircraft on which the delegation and the journalists flew from Moscow, explained Krylov. She added that the flights to the capital of Peru will amount to 11 hours.
The office of the President of Russia had previously decided to send to Lisbon a reserve aircraft parts, writes TASS. The day before, 18 November, in the engine of the ship was a fault, after the plane landed in Lisbon to refuel, the Agency said.
According to the Agency, it was decided to replace the liner, after which the delegation members and journalists were placed in hotels of the city. In total, the delay was more than 22 hours, writes TASS. Earlier Krylov told the Agency that the aircraft out of service ignition unit.
That flying at the APEC summit in Lima the plane with the Russian delegation and journalists broke down in Lisbon, it became known earlier, on November 19. About this on his page in Facebook told the special correspondent of the newspaper “Kommersant” Andrey Kolesnikov and other journalists of the Kremlin pool.
As reported by “RIA Novosti”, in Lisbon was held the refueling of the aircraft. It was reported that from-for technical malfunctions the plane with the Russian delegation and journalists will be able to get to Lima after the start of the APEC summit.
During flight of the aircraft the day before, 18 November, over Switzerland rose in the air a few air force fighters of the country and for ten minutes accompanied him.