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Crash In Guatemala  
User currently offlineKSYR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 10745 times:

CNN is reporting 10 killed, 4 injured in a crash of a Aero Ruta Maya flight out of Guatemala City. Not too many details have emerged yet...

http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/americ...8/24/guatemala.crash.ap/index.html

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User currently offlinePDXflyer31 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 122 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 10725 times:

Just about to start this topic myself...another crash with double-digit fatalities. The fourth one in just a few days.  Sad

User currently offlineKSYR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 10694 times:

Just with a quick google search it looks like Aero Ruta Maya operates several Cessna Grand Caravans. Fourteen people involved sounds like a number that a Caravan could have been carrying.

User currently offlinePlunaCRJ From Uruguay, joined Nov 2007, 576 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 10668 times:

Another one? Oh, no. What a week

User currently offlineAllstarflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 10501 times:



Quoting PDXflyer31 (Reply 1):
The fourth one in just a few days.

Fourth? This, SpanAir, Kyrgyzstan and what else?


User currently offlineTBYO787 From Colombia, joined Feb 2008, 195 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 10472 times:

Reports from Guatemalan News Paper says that 14 people on board 5 Guatemalan and 9 from US. All 5 Guatemalan and 5 US Citizen dies in the accident. 4 US citizen survives.

http://www.prensalibre.com

The Aircraft a Cessna Reg. TG-JES depart from La Aurora Airport in Guatemala City (GUA) to El Estor, Izabala Guatemal (no code found) reported an emergency to GUA about 9:40AM.
Plane crashed in Cabana, Zacapa, Guatemala, All US passengers were from Wisconsin USA.

RIP and my condolence to all their families.

TBYO787


User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7664 posts, RR: 35
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 10457 times:



Quoting Allstarflyer (Reply 4):
Fourth? This, SpanAir, Kyrgyzstan and what else?

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...eneral_aviation/read.main/4118173/
http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...eneral_aviation/read.main/4118892/



A Grumpy German Is A Sauerkraut
User currently offlineVrille From Netherlands, joined Apr 2007, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 10417 times:

Disregard ACDC8 already explained it above...

Quoting Allstarflyer (Reply 4):


Quoting PDXflyer31 (Reply 1):
The fourth one in just a few days.

Fourth? This, SpanAir, Kyrgyzstan and what else?

The King Air crash makes it the fourth, as discussed in this thread:

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...eneral_aviation/read.main/4118173/

[Edited 2008-08-24 13:55:55]

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 26208 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 10364 times:

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 6):
Quoting Allstarflyer (Reply 4):
Fourth? This, SpanAir, Kyrgyzstan and what else?

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...eneral_aviation/read.main/4118173/
http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...8892/

Reply 1 which started this exchange referred to 4 recent accidents with double-digit fatalities. The gear-collapse incident in your second link above had no injuries never mind fatalities.

[Edited 2008-08-24 14:01:13]

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31713 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 10320 times:

Damn...Whats happening  Sad
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlinePDXflyer31 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 122 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 10320 times:



Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 8):
Reply 1 which started this exchange referred to 4 recent accidents with double-digit fatalities. The gear-collapse incident in your second link above had no injuries never mind fatalities.

No, my reply stated that this was the fourth, not that there were "four recent ones."

1st - Spanair in Madrid, 154 fatalities
2nd - King Air in Utah, 10 fatalities
3rd - Itek Air in Kyrgyzstan, 71+ fatalities
4th - Aero Ruta Maya in Guatemala, 10 fatalities

Terrible week for aviation. RIP to all the victims.


User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7664 posts, RR: 35
Reply 11, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 10284 times:



Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 8):
Reply 1 which started this exchange referred to 4 recent accidents with double-digit fatalities. The gear-collapse incident in your second link above had no injuries never mind fatalities.

Fair enough.



A Grumpy German Is A Sauerkraut
User currently offlineDesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1488 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 10112 times:

I have been to El Estor three times. It is located on Lake Isabel. To get there we usually took the daily boat (about 2 hours) from Mariscos. The town has a large indigenous population. The area is in the north/eastern part of Guatemala on the way to Livingston and Rio Dulce. I do not remember an airport there. There was a military base there, maybe there was an airstrip?

User currently offlineAirbus767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 9960 times:

man tough week for aviation... Hopefully we'll know what caused these incidents so that we can prevent them in the future...

 tombstone  RIP all victims of this week's tragedies...



LAN ~ United Airlines ~ Aerolineas Argentinas ~ Pluna ~ Varig ~ American Airlines
User currently offlineUSXguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1051 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 9895 times:

from reading the article,

It looks like there are 4 passengers in the hospital...

was a dual crew, reported an engine failure, tried to land in some sort of pasture or orchard, hit a ravine or ditch, causing the wing to hit the ground, caused a fire and the plane exploded.



xx
User currently offlineAAH732UAL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 9712 times:



Quoting PDXflyer31 (Reply 10):
1st - Spanair in Madrid, 154 fatalities
2nd - King Air in Utah, 10 fatalities
3rd - Itek Air in Kyrgyzstan, 71+ fatalities
4th - Aero Ruta Maya in Guatemala, 10 fatalities

That Angle Flight last week into BOS makes 5 reported crashes.


User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 9565 times:

Sad to say, some months are just horrible. August 1985 saw the Delta L-1011 crash at DFW, the Japan Air Lines 747 that killed 520 (still the worst single plane accident), and the British Airtours 737 that caught fire on the ground killing 55.

It is random, but it seems worse when so many happen in a short period of time.

RIP to all involved.



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User currently offlineViaggiare From Costa Rica, joined Jan 2007, 2159 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 9547 times:



Quoting PDXflyer31 (Reply 1):
The fourth one in just a few days.

It's really sad. And a number of those killed this morning in Guatemala were reportedly headed to a rural village... to help build homes for the poor on behalf of a non-profit organization based in Utah.

These tragic aviation accidents often times do seem to come in swarms for some arcane reason, don't they?

Seemingly off-topic, but a similar dynamic appears to affect major seismic events occuring in tectonically unrelated regions of the planet from time to time.

 scratchchin 

You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension - a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind...

 scared 

Quoting DesertAir (Reply 12):
I have been to El Estor three times. It is located on Lake Isabel.

Izabal.  Wink



Entre le fort et le faible c’est la liberté qui opprime et la loi qui affranchit.
User currently offlineJuanchito From Guatemala, joined Nov 2000, 1216 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (6 years 5 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 7032 times:

RIP to all of them

http://www.prensalibre.com/pl/2008/agosto/25/259307.html#

Link to the story, only spanish.

Juanchito



Chapin de corazon.
User currently offlineBagpipes From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 83 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (6 years 5 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4226 times:

they say these things happen in three's (or fours in this matter) I hope to God that no one else gets hurt

Steve



Fly Song Jets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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