Archive for Saturday, February 2, 2008

Plane makes emergency landing in forest

February 2, 2008


— A charter jet flown by airline Lloyd Aereo Boliviano was forced to make an emergency landing Friday in a flooded forest outside the eastern lowland city of Trinidad.

No one was killed, according to the airline's regional manager in Trinidad, Patricia Aruz. But several passengers were taken to a nearby hospital for injuries, according to Juan Carlos Zambrano, a reporter at the scene for Radio Patuju.

Passengers interviewed by local radio stations said the plane first lost power and suffered serious damage when it landed.

The Boeing 727 was turned away by fierce storms at its destination - the northern city of Cobija - and then headed south to Trinidad, some 370 miles away. The plane then lost power a few miles short of the runway.


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