SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Latam Airlines Group found a bullet hole in a wing of a Boeing 767-300 during maintenance in Brazil, the company said on Wednesday, the jet having flown to New York, Barcelona and Lima in the past week.
The aircraft, which runs long-range routes out of international airports in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, went in for routine inspection on Sunday, a Latam representative said.
“There is no way to be certain where it happened,” she said. “The airplane flies various routes.”
In a statement, the airline said it had notified federal police and civil aviation authority ANAC, which it was still investigating. ANAC said it was supporting a police investigation.
“Latam underscores that the incident did not compromise the security of its operation,” said the airline, Latin America’s largest carrier.
Reporting by Alberto Alerigi Jr.; Writing by Brad Haynes; editing by Grant McCool