LATAM Airbus A320 Loses Radios During Final Approach

LONDON – A LATAM Airbus A320 lost its radio communication and squawked 7600 during the final approach stages into Belem from Sao Paulo.

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Based on data provided by, LA3210 was operating a flight between Sao Paulo (SBGR) and Belem (SBBE).

The flight was operated by PR-TQB, an 11-year-old Airbus A320-214 that has been in the LATAM fleet since September 2021, having come from Gulf Air via AMCK Aviation.

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Data from the flight tracking provider shows that the aircraft began squawking 7600 as it was just turning onto Base Leg at Belem at around 1,800 feet.

Fortunately, the aircraft continued its approach and landed safely in Belem at 1641 local time yesterday.

This must have represented a radio failure towards the end of the flight, as the aircraft was squawking normally throughout the flight and during its descent into Belem.

AviationSource will approach LATAM for a comment.

This is a developing story.

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