|Asunto:||[notisar] ST. VINCENT: LOCALIZAN RESTOS DEL J8-VAX CERCA DE ISLA BEQUIA|
|Fecha:||Martes, 21 de Noviembre, 2006 11:45:17 (-0400)|
|Autor:||rescate humboldt <notisar1 @.....com>
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ST. VINCENT: LOCALIZAN
RESTOS DEL J8-VAX CERCA DE ISLA BEQUIA
EN LA TARDE DE AYER LUNES 20,
RESCATISTAS LOCALIZAN PARTES DEL FUSELAJE FLOTANDO EN LA MAR CERCA DE ISLA BEQUIA
Hopes of survivors dim as
Tuesday November 21, 2006 - 6 am
The search has resumed this morning though hopes have dimmed about finding
survivors of the SVG Air flight that vanished Sunday after rescuers found
wreckage last evening.
of the fuselage believed to be that of the missing aircraft, a five-seater Aero
Commander 500S, was located between St Vincent and Bequia according to the St Vincent and the Grenadines
time of its disappearance there were two people on board - the pilot, Dominic
Gonsalves, and American Eagle Manager on Canouan, Rasheed Imbrahim.
discovery by search and rescue crews from St Vincent, Barbados, Martinique, and
Trinidad came hours after Prime Minister, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, said that the
"circumstances are such that one has to prepare for the worse".
a team of investigators from the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority
(ECCAA) is scheduled to arrive tomorrow to start the probe into the
disappearance of the aircraft. The Air Traffic Controllers who were on duty at
the time the plane disappeared have been suspended.
of Airports, Corsel Robertson, said that the plane, with registration number J8
VAX, left Canouan, on what should have been a 13-minute flight, at 6:42 pm
Sunday. Four minutes later it contacted the Control Tower at the ET Joshua
Airport which instructed the pilot that when he was passing the island of Bequia that he should again contact
them. That he did at 6:51 pm to say that he was descending through 1100 feet and would be
landing in four minutes.
arrived but the alarm was not raised until nearly three hours later. It is
unclear who raised the alarm but the local coastguard along with other boats
started a search around Bequia.
circumstances surrounding the delay are being investigated and the officers on
duty at the time communication was lost with the aircraft have been relieved of
their duties pending the outcome of the investigation," said Robertson.
Minister Gonsalves said an appropriate investigation would be conducted and
would include circumstances "in respect of the aircraft coming out of the
sky and also after the aircraft was down did the Tower respond in a manner
which was in the best proficient and professional tradition and whether we
mounted our search and rescue in the most efficacious way."
being alerted Sunday night the local coast guard, pleasure and fishing boats
searched the waters between Bequia and St Vincent.
Early Monday morning the Barbados-based Regional Security System sent its
aircraft to join the search. The French Rescue Service from Martinique also
sent an aircraft and just after midday an aircraft Trinidad and Tobago Air Guard as
well as a helicopter from the island's anti-crime unit joined the search. The
wreckage was located late Monday. Venezuela is expected to join the
OCUPANTES: DOS (02)
PILOTO: DOMINIC GONSALVES
PASAJERO: RASHEED IMBRAHIM (AMERICAN EAGLE MANAGER EN CANOUAN).
CASO SAR EN PROGRESO
(Informaciones y datos
preliminares obtenidos, los mismos se encuentran en proceso de verificar,
confirmar o descartar).
.- Se alerta a las aeronaves y embarcaciones en esa zona sobre la emergencia y
estar pendiente al Radio Impacto en la frecuencia 121,5 MHz., reportar al RCC o
Base SAR por los teléfonos: (0212) 355 - 15 -18 y 355 - 19- 20 (RCC) (0212) 355
- 26 - 38 (Base SAR)
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