It Was Carrying Passengers From Suspended West Caribbean
It's bad enough that the airline
they were flying was grounded in a joint decision by company
executives and Colombian authorities. But 180 passengers who were
on a military transport offered up in place of their cancelled
flight had to make an emergency landing in Bogota Thursday after
suffering hydraulic problems affecting the landing gear, according
to local reports.
The Colombian Air Force C-130 Hercules was headed from San
Andres to Medellin when the problem arose. No one was hurt in the
emergency landing at Bogota's El Dorado Airport, but fire trucks
and ambulances were standing by just in case.
The passengers were flown by military transport after West
Caribbean Airways and the Colombian government jointly grounded the
airline's one flightworthy plane -- a Czech LET 410 -- in the wake
of the WCA MD-82 crash in Venezuela this week.