Ecuador: 22 Soldiers Perish in Military Air Crash in Pastaza

Posted on March 15, 2016 • Filed under: Ecuador, Latin America Aviation, Police/Military Activity reported a total of 22 soldiers were killed Tuesday when crashing the plane of the Ecuadorian army with overflying the province of Pastaza, in western Ecuador, as reported by the country ‘s president, Rafael Correa . “A plane crashed Army us in Pastaza. Was carrying 22 passengers (…) There are no survivors , “he has written the leader in its official Twitter account. Read Article
A military plane crashed in Pastaza Province today. President Correa said all 22 people on board were killed. 19 of the victims were paratroopers. There were also two pilots and a mechanic. The plane crashed near Hacienda La Palmira in the Fátima area. It had taken off from the town of Shell just before 13:00 for a parachute drop. But minutes after take-off, the pilot asked to return because of bad weather.

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