Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
More Aviation Victims  
User currently offlineKevin From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1211 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 4 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1176 times:

A DC-3 airplane crashed Thursday shortly after taking off from Ciudad Bolivar in Venezuela, officials said. All 24 people on board died.

Citing a list it said was provided by Rutaca Airlines, Globovision Television said the passengers included six U.S. citizens, five Dutch nationals, four Italians, two Hungarians, two Venezuelans and one Austrian. All four Venezuelan crew members died.

Two people on the ground were injured in the crash and were taken to a local hospital suffering burns, officials said.

The aircraft, Rutaca Flight 224, crashed near the city of Ciudad Bolivar, according to The Associated Press. The flight has originated at Canaina National Park, officials said.

Victor Arauja, a pilot for Rutaca, told The Associated Press that the airplane crashed at 6:15 p.m. (2215 GMT).

Ciudad Bolivar is about 500 kilometers (335 miles) southeast of Caracas, Venezuela's capital.

Globovision television quoted Hernan Guevara, a director at the Ciudad Bolivar airport, as saying the flight had landed in Ciudad Bolivar for refueling.

Angel Rangell, Venezuela's director of civil defense, said the plane caught fire shortly after taking off from Ciudad Bolivar. He said the pilot was unable to tell the control tower what went wrong.

Rangell said the passengers included tourists from Holland, Italy, Hungary and other European countries. There were also four Venezuelans on board, he said.

Firefighters extinguished a blaze at the crash site, Globovision said.

Rutaca Airlines operates between Trinidad and Venezuelan cities.

The DC-3 aircraft has been described by its manufacturer, The Douglas Aircraft Co., as the most famous and most durable aircraft in the history of aviation.

Poor people. Commizerations to their families.  Sad

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Ever Felt: You Know More Aviation Than An Aviator posted Thu Sep 2 2004 21:43:34 by Ourboeing
More Aviation Movies. posted Thu Apr 29 2004 03:14:57 by Leviticus
More Aviation/legal Stuff From The U.S. posted Wed Feb 25 2004 01:20:17 by Jmy007
UK Viewers: More Aviation On Ch.5 Tonight posted Wed Oct 8 2003 19:21:31 by DoorsToManual
Why More Aviation Intrest In Miami Than Atlanta? posted Sun Oct 5 2003 02:33:08 by Flairport
UK Viewers: More Aviation On TV Tonight posted Wed Oct 1 2003 16:19:49 by DoorsToManual
Braniff Or PanAm, Who Had More Aviation-spirit posted Sat Feb 16 2002 23:06:38 by LH526
More Aviation Trivia posted Sun Jun 11 2000 05:46:00 by DesertJets
To To The 10th Degree: More Irish Aviation posted Tue Feb 26 2008 22:15:19 by Kaitak
Malta Aviation Thread IV (more U2, Volare, ...) posted Sun Jan 6 2008 04:11:43 by BBADXB