Stirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 20 Posted (9 years 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3027 times:
Details sketchy at this point, but from what I have heard, a turboprop aircraft belonging to an airline called TEAM (?) has disappeared from radar screens while on a flight from Macae to Rio de Janeiro Friday evening. (31/03/06)
The Brazilian authorities say the aircraft had 17 passengers and a crew of 2.
Efforts are focused on searching the area around Saquarema, about 100km from Rio.
LipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11475 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2969 times:
Quoting Stirling (Thread starter): Details sketchy at this point, but from what I have heard, a turboprop aircraft belonging to an airline called TEAM (?) has disappeared from radar screens while on a flight from Macae to Rio de Janeiro Friday evening. (31/03/06)
Team is a regional airline that flies MEA-SDU a strong route used by Petrobras (Brazilian Largest Company) on their off-shore activities in Rio. The PR-SFE was the last acquistion of Team and it's also used on routes like Buzios and Sao Jose dos Campos (SJK, home of Embraer).
Team Director Mr. Almeida confirmed yesterday (Friday, 31) that the Let L-410 disapeer while runing flight 6865 (Departure at MEA 17h19 local time) with 19 POB with final destination to SDU Airport - Downtown Rio.
SLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4174 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2921 times:
From the Comcast.net users site:
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - A plane carrying 19 people disappeared from radar screens Friday night and had not been found more than six hours after it was due to land in Rio de Janeiro, civil defense officials said.
The small double-propeller plane belonging to the local Team airline went missing after leaving the city of Macae, 110 miles east of Rio de Janeiro, said Roni Alberto de Azevedo, a spokesman with the Rio de Janeiro State Civil Defense Department.
The plane was carrying 17 passengers and two crew members.
Local media said rural workers in a mountainous region between Macae and Rio de Janeiro reported hearing an explosion after a plane flew very low overhead.
Brazilian airport authority Infraero said the plane disappeared near Saquarema, in a mountainous area some 60 miles east of Rio. There were no reports of severe weather where the plane disappeared.
Rescue workers sent to the region found no sign of the plane, more than six hours after it was due to land. Authorities said the area was remote, however, and that it could take hours to find any wreckage.---Associated Press
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