Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Venezuela plane crash - 152 feared dead

A plane has crashed in Venezuela near the Columbian border carrying 152 people, CNN has reported. Air traffic control lost contact with the plane 3 hours 45 minutes ago. There are reports of an explosion in a remote area. Columbian TV says it was a Columbian plane West Caribbean Airways travelling from Panama to Martinique near Caracas. The pilot had reported engine problems at 03:10 local time. Bad weather was also reported in the area at the time of the crash.
[12:02 GMT 16/08/2005]

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