Skip to comments.Plane Carrying 46 Missing in Venezuela
Posted on 02/21/2008 5:54:26 PM PST by halosfan2002
Plane Carrying 46 Missing in Venezuela
Prayers for those souls on board the missing plane.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A commercial jetliner with 43 people on board was reported missing in western Venezuela on Thursday, officials said.
Noel Marquez, director of Venezuela’s emergency management agency in the western city of Merida, said the twin-engine plane did not make contact with control towers in two cities as expected after it took off from Merida en route to Simon Bolivar International Airport outside of Caracas.
“It did not make contact with the control towers,” Marquez said.
But, we all know that our CIA is grossly incompetent and spends most of its high profile work time leaking to the NY Times the precious information that should be held sacred and protecting Americans.
In 46 persons aboard the aircraft: 43 passengers and 3 crew members. Albino The pilot and the copilot Garabito Denis Ferreira.
ACTUALIZACION: 10:00 PM UPDATE: 10:00 PM The Agency confirms FrancePress versions that residents of the area saw the plane crash:
A commercial airliner disappeared Thursday with 46 people on board would have crashed into the sector Coyado del Condor in the Venezuelan Andes (southwest), as reported residents of the place that witnessed the accident, told AFP the director of Civil Defense of Merida, Nelsón Marquez.
"We received a phone call from some people in the sector. At this time rescue crews are going to the area to confirm the information, "said Marquez, who pointed out that the accident site is located 4,750 meters above sea level, near the lagoon The Pernada.
Plane is an ATR-42 turbo prop, picture of the plane here http://myaviation.net/search/photo_search.php?id=01118324&size=medium
Only if you wish the other 45 no harm :>} Hugo gone would free a lot of people and rid us of a potential regional Hitler wannabe.
CARACAS (AFP)--A Venezuelan airliner that went missing with 46 people on board apparently crashed in the Andean region of Coyado del Condor Thursday, a regional civil defense official told AFP, citing witnesses in the area.
I hope they find them before the survivors start eating each other.
Would all idiots please refrain from celebrating the probable deaths of some people who have nothing to do with the disgusting government of Hugo Chavez, and probably voted against him, since they could afford airline tickets?
Some facts of the flight:
- It was scheduled for its departure at 16:50 (21:20 GMT), and arrival al 18:15 to CCS.
- There were 46 pax on board (43 pax + 3 crew). In the pax list there is a politician, his son and a journalist.
- The ceiling at the moment of the crash was 13.000 feet, and the doomed plane reported on the Observatory nearby Merida (a standard visual procedure). Then, contact was lost.
- None of the airports nearby (El Vigia, Valera, Barquisimeto, Barinas) received any distress call.
- The crew seemed to be qualified (It's been said that the pilot was a senior ATR Captain in Santa Barbara)
I will keep you informed if I have further news. My prayers with the relatives and friends of the passengers and crew.
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/3856132/ Reply 23. Could just be hearsay for all I know.
Prayers for their safety.
Was thinking the same thing.
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