Iberia is leaning towards repairing the Airbus A340-600 badly damaged in a runway overrun at Quito in Ecuador two weeks ago, although the carrier has yet to reach a final decision.
The 18-month old jet, owned by the carrier, suffered damage to its left-hand engines and undercarriage during the 9 November accident.
A spokeswoman for Iberia says: “We think it will be repaired. But this is still to be decided.”
Investigators, engineers and assessors have been examining the jet in order to decide how to remove it from the accident site, at the northern end of Quito Airport’s runway 17/35.