International Monetary Fund, IMF, boss, Christine Lagarde has escaped death by whiskers.

The IMF managing director was among the passengers that escaped unhurt after an American Airlines plane she boarded from Argentina to the U.S. was forced to make an emergency landing in the Argentine airport on Sunday.

According to local media reports, the plane took off for the U. S. at 8:55 p.m. local time from Buenos Aires’ Ezeiza airport.

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Reports say the aircraft experienced pressurisation system malfunction, yet later it became known that it was fuel leak that forced the plane to return to the Argentine airport for an emergency landing.

Lagarde was in Argentina over the weekend for the G20 meeting of finance ministers.

Largade is one of the most influential women in the world. The French lawyer and politician has been the Managing Director of the IMF since 5 July 2011.

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