The new presidential plane of Argentina, a Boeing 757-200 aircraft that has just entered the equipment of the presidential administration, surprised the public the other day with a low-pass (“low-pass”), with the landing gear retracted. The maneuver is considered to be a risky one for an aircraft of such size. The plane, with the callsign “ARG 01”, is a Boeing in “VIP” configuration that will carry Argentina’s president, Alberto Fernandez.
Images of the plane that performed this maneuver were captured by several passers-by in the area of the international airport of the capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires.
According to the publication The Drive, the presidential plane landed at this airport on May 25, at 17:25 local time, after taking off from Miami International Airport. The Argentine presidential administration purchased the VIP plane from a US firm.
The low-altitude flyover, carried out in rainy weather, caused mixed reactions. Some spectators were impressed by that maneuver, while others wondered what was the “reason” for such a risky gesture, taking into account the unfavorable weather conditions.
An airline pilot questioned whether such a “stunt” was necessary, despite the fact that civil aviation authorities had been informed in advance.
The delivery of the ARG-01 aircraft was made “rather quickly” considering that Argentina purchased this plane for the transportation of the president. On April 13, C&L Aerospace announced that it had completed the sale of the plane to the Argentine presidential administration. The Boeing 757-200 aircraft in VIP configuration has 39 passenger seats and also contains a suite with two bathrooms.
Editor : M.L.