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Peru Crash Survivors Found In Jungle  
User currently offlineBuyantUkhaa From Mongolia, joined May 2004, 2872 posts, RR: 3
Posted (7 years 2 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2874 times:

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Rescuers have found several survivors, a day after a plane with up to 20 people on board crashed in Peru's eastern Amazon jungle, reports say. The twin-engine air force plane disappeared from radar screens shortly after taking off from the town of Orellana in the region of Loreto.

Officials said rescue helicopters spotted a fire started by the survivors in a clearing. [..] The Twin Otter air force plane was reported missing on Thursday evening after taking off from Orellana some 580km (360 miles) north-east of the capital, Lima.

[...]low clouds and heavy rain were hindering rescue efforts, but on Friday helicopter teams managed to reach eight survivors, guided to their location by a fire. [...].



http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6692859.stm

That must be one hellish experience for the survivors! I hope that the others are OK...


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2178 times:

Good to hear that.
Better news finally.
regds
MEL



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