Missing Venezuelan cargo plane’s wreckage found in EcuadorSeptember 1st, 2008 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Quito (Ecuador), Sep 1 (IANS) The wreckage of a Venezuelan cargo plane that was missing since Saturday and believed to have crashed has been spotted in central Ecuador, the EFE news agency reported Monday quoting the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).The rescue team, which comprised more than 200 police, military and Red Cross personnel, has spotted a section of the plane on a high plateau between the towns of Sigchos and Toacaso, some 80 km south of Ecudor’s capital Quito, ICRC officials said.
Rescue workers have not yet been able to reach the crash site because of bad weather, the official added.
According to Ecuador’s civil aviation agency director Jorge Zurita, the plane with two pilots and a mechanic aboard was flying from Caracas to Latacunga, the capital of Ecuador’s Cotopaxi province.
In a press conference Sunday, Zurita said the pilot of the plane lost contact about six minutes before it was scheduled to land at the airport in Latacunga.