Sebjacques92 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2007, 138 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5210 times:
Sad news has just come through on the BBC announcing the death of a british boy and the injury of 8 other UK nationals when a Cessna 208 Caravan crashed due to an apparent engine failure. The 8 others are currently in hospital.
AIH039 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2009, 1 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5084 times:
I went to Canaima national park from Margarita Island in Feb 08 on a trip with First Choice Holidays, i must say it was a fantastic trip, but when we landed at Canaima, the aircraft on the landing strip looked even more ancient than the flight we had been on for 2 Hrs. We decide to do the table top/waterfall tour rather than do the the Air view of Angel falls. I feel so sorry for the family, i wanted to see Angel Falls so badly, thats why i went, but you dont expect anything like this to happen do you?
DingDong From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 661 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4746 times:
Quoting AIH039 (Reply 1): the aircraft on the landing strip looked even more ancient than the flight we had been on for 2 Hrs.
If properly maintained and to standards, I would gladly fly in a 60 year old aircraft as soon as I would fly a 2 year old aircraft.
I'm being serious. Friends were partners in owning a 1949 Beechcraft A35 Bonanza aircraft. A little tattered as far as seats went, but it passed every single year's annual inspection and had appropriate overhauls as needed and required. No less safe for its age. Never had in-flight issues with it.