Search For Missing Cessna Suspended
Friday, September 09 2011 @ 03:54 PM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
They Will Make Their Own Efforts - In the absence of answers relatives are planning to make fliers with the pictures of their missing relatives and they will distribute them it he Darien to see if anyone has seen anything, or can give them clues that will clarify what might have happened. They feel they are not being told the whole truth. Relatives of the missing feel the authorities are not telling them the whole truth, because they were not taken to the area of the alleged accident. A relative of one of the missing knows the area (the sea and ocean currents of the place.) They were only taken out there this week. They also expressed to DIA a DIA that supposedly sonar detected metals but the debris of the plane was never located. Scuba divers from the United States searched under water where they thought they had found a metal object, but they did not see anything.
Only one victim and small clues - The search has spread from the first day, and only one corpse has been found, that of Victor Rodriguez, recovered with a life vest and two suitcases belonging to passengers, but searchers failed to find the metallic remains of the airplane. (Dia a Dia)
Editor's Comment: If the small plane crashed into the pacific ocean down in the Darien, those currents probably moved it very far from the initial point of impact. The Director of the Civil Aviation Authority said they believe the body of the one person who was recovered was found probably because he was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. The bodies of the other five men most likely went down with the airplane. The search has been called off as of today. The aircraft took off, climbed to 6,500 feet, checked in at altitude and was flying along normally when radar returns show a sudden and very rapid descent (straight down). There was severe weather in the area at the time of the accident.