Atnight From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 625 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3994 times:
so far the information is that it was a CESSNA... no type yet... also, no casualties, just 6 of the 12 pax were hurt... also, 2 crew, total people on board, 14... This is preliminary yet.. Though it seems it isn't too bad of an incident...
Airportmanager From Ecuador, joined Mar 2001, 558 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3431 times:
As a local, I feel in a duty to inform this sad news.
The Cesna Caravan with reg HC-BXD from the comapny ATESA connecting the jungle, took off from CUENCA RWY 05 at 11:00AM. Taking off, the plane and passengers (Survivors) reported loss of power and a fuel leak... ( a bit unclear) and finnally stalled and fell into a tyre factory nearby.
The plane broke through the roof with the wing and feel inside into a wall killing 5 people on board. The crew members (One who seems to be a known friend, not yet confirmed) survived. The rest ingured and 5 dead.
Sad, second accident in the week. Colombias cesna was first. very sad I must say, and well. Just next week i was going to go to talk with the ATESA people to make some pics in exchange for flights. Scarry. May those who lso thteir lives rest in peace.