Usually mexican press complains whenever they are not allowed into the site to make their own report. They claim then than a company or the authorities are trying to hide something.
The facts I've heard so far are:
- Incident occurred on landing during the evening. GDL
had to be closed.
- Flights to GDL
had to land either in PVR
(I am not sure why, but there was a reason why BJX
could not be used as an alternate).
- When the press learned about the accident, they wanted to gain access to the tarmad and even to the area where the plane was. This is something they always want to do whenever an incident occurs. Obviously, police prevented this from happening, hence the press initial reaction.
- Passengers were sent to an hotel so investigating authorities could gather their testimonies. The main idea was to have the most impartial testimony by preventing passengers from listening to biased press reports/rumours.
- The plane was towed to AM
's hangar for repairs. becuase it is hard to see the plane from the non-airside portion of the airport or even from outside the airport's boundaries, now the press claims that the company is trying to hide something.
Personally, I believe it is more a press reaction than a real story. There are 2 facts we cannot deny:
- There was an incident which requires to be investigated.
- Press wanted to gain more access than allowed in order to report the story. Because the accident was (possibly) in a non-illuminated area of the airport and they found no way of reporting the incident in their terms, they went OTT claiming authorities are trying to cover up something. Honestly, I wouldn't surprise me hearing later down the line that an "investigative reporter" found that there was some obscure story behind mx or even behind a passenger.
[Edited 2007-09-20 10:41:59]
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