Cali ATC no habla inglés - Avianca crew translates comms between diverting LH A346 and Cali ATC:
On approach to Cali ATC instructed LH-542 to hold at MANGA, the crew was unable to find the waypoint in their FMS and queried how to spell that waypoint, ATC however could not understand that request and could not spell the waypoint. ... Communication remained difficult in both directions and several transmissions needed to be retransmitted ("say again") until being understood by the respective recipient.
An Avianca Brasil ... Airbus A330-200 ... performing flight O6-852 from Sao Paulo Guarulhos,SP (Brazil) to Bogota (Colombia), also diverted to Cali due to weather, the crew heard the exchange between Cali Approach and LH-542 and began to translate between Spanish and English communicating with ATC in Spanish and then relaying the communication to the A340 in (clear) English and vice versa.
No es bueno...
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