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22 Dead In Arava Crash In Amazon Area Of Ecuador

Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:59 pm

Israel Aviation Industries "IAI-201 Arava" crashed in bad weather, in the jungle area of Ecuador.
19 members of the Special Forces dead, plus 3 flight crew.

Source:

http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20160315-0

Sad, so many young guys!!!

I was on board this aircraft last year......



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RE: 22 Dead In Arava Crash In Amazon Area Of Ecuador

Wed Mar 16, 2016 2:05 am

I'm a bit surprised any were left. I always thought that was a beautiful aircraft in it's homlieness.

Very sad for any young people to die, that should be left to us old guys.
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RE: 22 Dead In Arava Crash In Amazon Area Of Ecuador

Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:30 pm

I have many fond memories of Ecuador. R.I.P. to all - it's a very tragic thing.
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RE: 22 Dead In Arava Crash In Amazon Area Of Ecuador

Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:36 am

Quoting IMissPiedmont (Reply 1):

I'm a bit surprised any were left. I always thought that was a beautiful aircraft in it's homlieness.

I didn't think there were that many left either. Didn't seem like a real successful design.
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