As a local, I feel in a duty to inform this sad news.
The Cesna Caravan with reg HC
-BXD from the comapny ATESA connecting the jungle, took off from CUENCA RWY 05 at 11:00AM. Taking off, the plane and passengers (Survivors) reported loss of power and a fuel leak... ( a bit unclear) and finnally stalled and fell into a tyre factory nearby.
The plane broke through the roof with the wing and feel inside into a wall killing 5 people on board. The crew members (One who seems to be a known friend, not yet confirmed) survived. The rest ingured and 5 dead.
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Photo © Sandro Rota
Sad, second accident in the week. Colombias cesna was first. very sad I must say, and well. Just next week i was going to go to talk with the ATESA people to make some pics in exchange for flights. Scarry. May those who lso thteir lives rest in peace.