Thursday, September 29, 2011

Peru air crash deaths a 'tragedy of errors' says grieving father

The Guardian 27 September 2011

The crew and four British passengers died when their Cessna plane came down in a field near the Nazca Lines markings in October 2010. An inquest at High Wycombe law courts heard that all six died instantly when the aircraft hit the ground. The verdict was misadventure Fuel could not reach the engine because a cut-off switch had not been checked. .

The pilot had been drinking, the crew argued and preparations were rushed because the booking was made late in the day and the flight had to be completed before a curfew.

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