The plane, which flew to Lima journalists Kremlin pool and a number of representatives of the Russian delegation, broke down, reports TASS. Damage on the liner Il-96-300 revealed during refueling of the aircraft in the Portuguese capital Lisbon. Now the press, which should cover the participation of President Putin at the APEC summit, waiting for parts.
According to the commander of the ship, to fly from Portugal will be possible only after Moscow will be delivered spare parts for Troubleshooting. The journalist of “Kommersant” Andrei Kolesnikov on the page in Facebook claims that it has broken down “engine start”.
It is planned that after replacing the parts the plane will fly to Lima, however, most likely, it will arrive in the capital of Peru only on the evening of November 19, after the start of the APEC summit, says RIA “Novosti”.
According to TASS, part of the delegation moved to the backup Board SLO “Russia”, including some journalists.
In addition to participating in the working sessions of the summit, the Russian President Vladimir Putin scheduled a number of bilateral meetings, including talks with the Chinese President, the Prime Minister of Japan, presidents of the Philippines, Vietnam and Peru.
Earlier, the same plane of SLO “Russia” was met by fighters of the Swiss air force, which accompanied the Board to the border of France. No incidents during the flight of the Russian airliner in the area of responsibility of the Swiss air force, there was not, however, the appearance of fighter jets in close proximity to him has caused considerable revival on Board.