gilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2882 posts, RR: 1 Posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 19145 times:
There has been a plane crash in Venezuela involving the the state airline Conviasa operating on an internal flight from Manuel Carlos Piar Airport, near Ciudad Guayana to Porlamar on Isla Margarita...
The flight had 47 people onboard (43 pax and 4 crew) and appears to have crashed just after take off, 6 miles from the airport in the suburbs of Puerto Ordaz.
Initial reports were stating there was no survivors, but now there are reports stating there was 23 survivors which is some good news.... It seems to be an ATR aircraft at this stage which is involved in the accident.
News reports are still coming through, so news it still patchy... The below links should be updated as more news becomes available and clearer:
Summa767 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2387 posts, RR: 7 Reply 8, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 17131 times:
Another tragic aviation event. Very sad.
This is the second ATR accident in venezuela in less than 3 years. A Santa Barbara ATR-42 crashed into a mountain in Feb 2008 shortly after take off killing all 46 occupants. After than, Santa Barbara's ATR were grounded as the airplane type was put under suspicion.
In the latest case, it seems the crash happened shortly after the plane took off, precipitating to the ground.
hugoandres1984 From Venezuela, joined Dec 2009, 58 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 16698 times:
I can't make out the crash site, is it an industrial zone ? Seems pretty empty fortunately.
OK, there is this in the BBC article : "uninhabited land owned by the state-run Sidor steel foundry".
I guess the plane was still somewhat controllable, or maybe just luck ? We should know quickly if the crew is OK.
It was an industrial deposite, it seems that the crew has a control of the airplane before crashing. the aircraft was departing from GNA to PMV. It was the only ATR flying to Conviasa. The others are in the hangar waiting for parts. I can presume that the airplane suffer a mecanical problem due to a lack of parts a lack of dollar an the situation of the country.
Numero4 From Canada, joined Feb 2010, 260 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 14721 times:
Quoting 797 (Reply 16): I have received news that all the crew is dead.
I flew with the Captain of this flight. Captain Ramiro Cadena, ex-Viasa pilot.
He was a great guy who love aviation beyond belief. I admired him and looked forward to become a pilot with his qualities.
I will miss him.
My thoughts to all the families and friends of the deceased. Another sad day in aviation. Let's hope their lives will not be forgotten and that the inquiry will prevent future accidents.
Summa767 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2387 posts, RR: 7 Reply 18, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 14453 times:
In a press conference, the province governor gave some details: 33 people who were onboard are in different hospitals, 14 are confirmed dead and a further 4 are unaccounted for, presumed to be still trapped in the wreckage.
A worker from the site where the plane crashed is also receiving treatment in hospital for smoke inhalation. He was acknowledged by the governor for his bravery in rescuing people from the plane.
rikkus67 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 1464 posts, RR: 2 Reply 24, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 9453 times:
My condolences to all who lost loved ones in this tragic accident.
Without trying to be an arnchair investigator, it looks like the aircraft came down in a parking lot. That, or a fairly clear area of this Steel Mill. My complete and total admiration to the crew for getting thie aicraft down and away from a populated area. I concur with Roberto: they did the best with what they had to work with.
Again, R.I.P. to the victims.
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25 ODAFZ: very sad news RIP to all the victims. Solace and strength to the surviving and affected ones
26 bjorn14: Four crew? Were there two FAs on board? Is this a government requirement or airline?
27 SQ321: Great view from a Cessna while joining the circuit there is a huge hydroelectric plant there and lots of metal works
28 tavong: Sad news, condolences to the families, friends and relatives to the victims and fallen crew. R.I.P. Gus SKBO
29 trintocan: This is very sad to hear. My condolences to all who lost loved ones in this accident. May those who passed on rest in peace. Chillingly, too, I join t
30 CYBERGUS: Sad news RIP to all the victims. Right now ATR manufacture offered their services for the investigations of the accident. Lets wait and see what is th
31 viasa: My condolences to all of the people which had family and friends lost in this accident. But I'm shocked about the safety of Conviasa. They had an acci
32 LIA310: "Trinidad and Tobago suspends V'zuela airline" Local aviation authorities yesterday suspended Venezuela's state airline from flying to Trinidad and To
33 797: I completely agree with you. It's been overwhelming. Inside voices from Conviasa have complained in the past on the poor maintenance records the airl
34 abrelosojos: Sad day. RIP to those who did not make it.
35 abrelosojos: In Spanish, but talks about the heroism: http://www.ultimasnoticias.com.ve/ca...=3329397&idcat=56657&tipo=2&ref=nf
36 A388: To me this step is a bit too drastic at such short notice unless those authorities know more about this airline then we do but basically to halt an a
37 lamedianaranja: Que Descanses en Paz, Ramirito http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?...m.php?aid=23855&id=139543039417291