International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde’s return flight to the United States on Sunday night was forced back to Buenos Aires’ Ezeiza International Airport, after an issue with the plane’s fuel supply.
Lagarde was visiting Argentina for the G20 Meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors. She also held meetings with the Mauricio Macri government surrounding the US$50 billion stand-by loan package it granted to Argentina in June.
American Airlines flight AA90 was losing fuel and suffered a loss in air cabin pressure above the city of Gualeguaychú, in Entre Ríos province, the Noticias Argentina news agency reported.
According to flight safety requirements, the pilot then returned the plane to Ezeiza airport for a technical assessment.