• Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Minor accident at Costa Rica airport as plane from El Salvador skids across runway

October 18, 2012

TACA airlines flight 621 from El Salvador was carrying 146 passengers and seven crew members when it skidded across the runway at Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaría International Airport, outside San José. The incident occurred at 4 p.m. Thursday, and there have been no reports of injuries.

The plane, an Airbus 321, had trouble touching down when three of its tires burst, although pilots managed to keep the aircraft on the runway until it stopped, airport authorities reported.

Héctor Chaves, chief of Costa Rica’s Fire Department, said the airport was closed for at least two hours to evacuate passengers, and all flights were suspended during that time.

Capt. Alex Romero, from the Air Surveillance Department at the Public Security Ministry, said that a wet runway caused problems when the tires hit the pavement.

You may be interested

Costa Rica considers upgrades to Limón cruise terminal, marina
Costa Rica
3085 views
Costa Rica
3085 views

Costa Rica considers upgrades to Limón cruise terminal, marina

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 7, 2021

The Atlantic Port Authority's (JAPDEVA) has contracted U.S.-based Moffatt & Nichol to conduct feasibility studies regarding a new cruise terminal…

Former Latin American leaders condemn ‘breakdown in the rule of law’ in El Salvador
El Salvador
8 views
El Salvador
8 views

Former Latin American leaders condemn ‘breakdown in the rule of law’ in El Salvador

The Tico Times - May 6, 2021

Some 20 former presidents of Spain and Latin America, including Felipe Calderón and Vicente Fox from Mexico, and Álvaro Uribe…

Quepos airport renovations (finally) underway
Costa Rica
11 views
Costa Rica
11 views

Quepos airport renovations (finally) underway

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 6, 2021

Renovation and expansion of the runway at La Managua Airport in Quepos began Wednesday and will completed before September. "The…