Thirteen Bodies Recovered from Peruvian Airplane Crash | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 04.16.18

Airborne-UnManned 04.17.18

Airborne 04.18.18

AMA Drone Report 04.19.18

Airborne 04.20.18

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne 04.16.18

Airborne-UnManned 04.17.18

Airborne 04.18.18

AMA Drone Report 04.19.18

Airborne 04.20.18

Mon, May 28, 2007

Thirteen Bodies Recovered from Peruvian Airplane Crash

Disagreement As To Number of Survivors In Thursday's Accident

Peruvian police recovered the remains of 13 people killed in a plane crash Thursday, including the three-man crew, in the country's northeastern jungle, a regional official said.

The Defense Ministry said 20 people were traveling aboard the De Havilland plane, but there were conflicting reports from police and the ministry about the number of survivors, reported the Associated Press.

Police said there are seven survivors, while the ministry originally said eight. Defense Ministry officials were not immediately available for comment Sunday.

The Defence Ministry had not yet released the passenger list or an official report of the crash.

The government flight was part of the air force's civic action flights, which connect small communities in the jungle not served by commercial airliners, as originally reported by ANN.

The Twin Otter crashed in Peru's northeastern jungle in a rainstorm, plowing into dense jungle an hour after takeoff.

Norman Lewis del Alcazar, vice president of the Loreto region, said it was raining heavily when the flight left from Orellana. The plane originated in Iquitos, the capital of Loreto.

The plane apparently was caught in a strong wind when it crashed 350 miles northeast of Lima, said Juan Montes, a police spokesman in the jungle village Contamana, the flight's next scheduled stop.

State news agency Andina reported that strong winds knocked down trees and ripped the roofs off some homes in the area that day.

Ivan Vasquez, president of the Loreto region, where the government-operated flight originated, told Lima radio station Radioprogramas that rough terrain made recovering the bodies "rather difficult." Officials found the twin-engine Twin Otter aircraft in a low, jungle-covered mountain range.

FMI: www.andina.com.pe, www.peru.gob.pe, www.fap.mil.pe

Advertisement

More News

Airborne-Unmanned 04.17.18: XPO 2018, Drone Broadcasts, Airbus Inspection Drone

Also: NZ AFB Drone Incident, Police UAVs, Inaugural Drone Boot Camp, Predator 5M Flight Hours This is it! THE major unmanned exposition of the year -- AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2018 starts >[...]

Airborne 04.20.18: Continental Jet-A Seminole, SWA Fallout, NYC NIMBY's Helo's

Also: Teamsters Talk Allegiant, Coleman Young Airport, Miracle Flights, IN Av Repair Biz Cleared Piper has selected the Continental Motors CD-170 compression ignition engine fueled>[...]

AMA Drone Report 04.19.18: AMA Leadership, FAA Reauthorization, Coachella

Also: New French Regs, Drone Boot Camp, Public Safety Drone Standards, DroneShield Protects NASCAR It’s a little bit sad and yet a bit cool to see AMA make an exciting change>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.22.18)

"For those reasons, a key measure of success is not, 'Did we provide the most flights possible?' but 'Did we provide the most comfortable flights possible?'—for instance, by >[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.22.18)

Aero Linx: The Airline Pilot's Historical Society The Airline Pilot's Historical Society is a non-profit, charitable foundation whose purpose is to educate through the preservation>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2018 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC