Search For Missing Cessna Suspended

Friday, September 09 2011 @ 03:54 PM EDT

Contributed by: Don Winner

He hated airplanes. Now 20 days after he vanished, we finally get to know the face of one of the occupants of the missing Cessna 210 which reportedly crashed at sea. After searching diligently in the history of the six passengers who were aboard the aircraft, DIA a DIA located the relatives of one of the missing men. Cristian Arrocha, 29, who worked in the Department of Communications Systems of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is one of the technicians who when that day to the Darien to install an antenna. He likes to travel a lot, but not by air, and that day he did not want to go on the trip because he hates airplanes. It was learned he is an orphan, so his friends are his family. Arrocha is a very cheerful young man who always sought to achieve his goals. Relatives of the missing demand that the authorities do not stop looking for them, because since the plane disappeared, President Ricardo Martinelli promised they would not stop until they were found, but ACC officials said the search would be called off today.

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.

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