AIRES jet crashes at Colombian airport, one deadAugust 16th, 2010 - 7:34 pm ICT by BNO News
SAN ANDRES, COLOMBIA (BNO NEWS) — A Boeing 737-700 belonging to AIRES airline crashed at Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport on the Colombian island of San Andres on Monday, authorities said.
The aircraft, which was carrying 121 passengers and six crew, left Eldorado Airport in Bogota about two hours before the crash happened at the airport in San Andres. It attempted to land during a heavy storm, and was presumably struck by lightning upon landing.
Airport officials said one adult female passenger had been killed, while 114 others were injured. Their injuries ranged from minor to serious injuries.
“Aires regrets the incident which happened on flight 8250 from Bogota to San Andres,” the airline said in a statement. It said relatives of the passengers can call 018 000 94 94 90 for information and assistance. A room has also been opened for relatives at the Sheraton Hotel in Bogota.
Further details were not immediately available.
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