Now People Call Me Saint Valentine, Plane Pilot Says

Three workers from the Air Service National Company (ENSA, in Spanish) travelling onboard an AN-2CX light aircraft, were unhurt after an emergency landing on Jibacoa, a location next to Topes de Collantes, in the Escambray mountain range. The accident occurred when the aircraft had an engine failure while flying at

Three workers from the Air Service National Company (ENSA, in Spanish) travelling onboard an AN-2CX light aircraft, were unhurt after an emergency landing on Jibacoa, a location next to Topes de Collantes, in the Escambray mountain range.

The accident occurred when the aircraft had an engine failure while flying at about 600 meter from earth and with third part of the fuel in the tanks.  “Now people call me Saint Valentine because I managed to save the crew precisely on February 14th”, said the pilot and captain of the aircraft Ruben Ramirez Sanchez.

The accident occurred when the aircraft, in charge of the press distribution in the mountainous region of the Cuban provinces of Cienfuegos and Sancti Spiritus, had an engine failure while flying at about 600 meter from earth and with third part of the fuel in the tanks.

“Now people call me Saint Valentine because I managed to save the crew precisely on February 14th”, said the pilot and captain of the aircraft Ruben Ramirez Sanchez. Yoel González-Carvajal Alfonso (copilot) and Enrique Villegas Alonso (flight technician), were the other two members of the crew.

According to the pilot’s own words, his 30-year experience in the field were enough for him to keep the rest of the crew panic free, maneuver the plane and finally land on the Valley of Jibacoa, right in the middle of the mountains in central Cuba.

The crew landed safe and sound and damages on the plane were not severe.

 

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