Austral E190 near Rio Gallegos on Dec 28th 2019, electrical failure

Last Update: January 1, 2020 / 17:07:35 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 28, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AR-2861

Aircraft Registration
LV-CHQ

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-190

ICAO Type Designator
E190

An Austral Airlines Embraer ERJ-190 on behalf of Aerolineas Argentinas, registration LV-CHQ performing flight AR-2861 from Cordoba,CD to Ushuaia,TF (Argentina), was enroute at FL360 near Rio Gallegos,SC (Argentina) when an electrical failure occurred causing the crew to consider to divert to Rio Gallegos. While descending towards Rio Gallegos the crew was able to restore electricity and decided to continue to their destination Ushuaia, located about 200nm south of Rio Gallegos, where the aircraft landed safely.

Passengers reported the cabin lights suddenly went out and it was dark in the cabin. The aircraft began to descend, the captain announced they had an electrical fault and were diverting to Rio Gallegos, the nearest airport. About 15 minutes after the lights went out the lights suddenly came on again, the captain subsequently announced they had worked the checklists, activated an auxiliary system and were now able to continue to destination.

The airline reported the captain activated the APU after descending to a lower altitude. The aircraft is being examined.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 28, 2019

Classification
Incident

Flight number
AR-2861

Aircraft Registration
LV-CHQ

Aircraft Type
Embraer ERJ-190

ICAO Type Designator
E190

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