Komododx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 33467 times:
West has had many incidents in Colombia. A few months ago, some days before the ADZ (San Andres) crash, one of their Mad Dogs had problems on approach to MDE. A/c had no operational slides and people had to jump off. Crew did not help at all in the evacuation and all passengers had to walk to the terminal. I think West is going nowhere now.
Colombian Aerocivil fears there will be no survivors.
Vfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 3996 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (9 years 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 32923 times:
Flight WCW708 PTY-FDF, 151 pax, 8 crew, pax mainly tourists from Martinique with French citizenship
WCA operates three MD80:
MD81 HK-4302 c/n 48027 ff 1981 ex COA
MD82 HK-4305 c/n 49237 ff 1984 ex US Airways
MD82 HK-4374 c/n 49484 ff 1986 ex COA
Apparently it was the latter that has crashed
WCA had it AOC suspended for two weeks a couple of weeks ago because of documentation problems. This is from ASN:
02 JUL 2005 West Caribbean Airways temporarily suspends operations
The Colombian airline West Caribbean Airways temporarily suspended its operations after Colombian authorities grounded the MD-80 fleet of the airline reportedly because of non-compliance with an airworthiness directive. The AD ordered the operator to install fire retarding insulation material.
One of their LET410 HK4146 crashed on March 26, 2005, killing 8.
TAN FLYR From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1906 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 32817 times:
Very sad..It seems like over the years (last 25-35) August is not the best month for aviation. Crashes have seemed to bunch up in three's and either at the beginning or the end of the month ( a few days either side of August also).
From the early reports on this one..something seems real strange about both engines failing..Very Rare. Perhaps contaminated fuel??
May God Bless the victims in Greece and Venezuela.
CV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (9 years 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 32725 times:
I must agree that this month has been really unusual and in someways disturbing, I don't know if it's because it's summer holidays ( Christmas accidents are also very disturbing moments... ) but during a few moments that we might lose our brightness we thing that suddenly the world is falling apart. Anyway with this latest accident, again comes to my mind how airlines are working their tech., safety, tranning issues with their operationality.