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2005-08-26 12:02:27

By Mariana Bazo PUCALLPA, Peru (Reuters) - A Peruvian woman believed killed when a plane plowed into a jungle swamp has been found in a hospital, reducing the number of victims to 39 and bringing that of survivors to 59, the airline said on Friday. A 28-year-old woman, whose name was not released, was found by her husband in a hospital in Pucallpa, near where the Boeing 737-200 crashed in a freak hailstorm as it came in to land, said a spokesman for state-owned airline TANS who...

2005-08-25 22:02:44

By Mariana Bazo PUCALLPA, Peru (Reuters) - A third American was identified among the dead after a plane crash in a swamp in the Peruvian jungle as searchers swarmed over the wreckage on Thursday, some trying to help, others seeking to loot. Police said torrential rain had hampered the search for an Australian woman and two other people, still unaccounted for after a TANS Boeing 737-200 crashed in a freak hailstorm in Peru's northern jungle on Tuesday, killing 40. The plane was...

2005-08-25 15:19:37

By Mariana Bazo PUCALLPA, Peru (Reuters) - Hundreds of people swarmed knee-deep in mud over the chaotic wreck of a Peruvian plane on Thursday -- some hunting for the black box, some for three missing victims and others just trying to grab thousands of bank notes strewn about or other curios, witnesses said. Police said torrential rain had halted the official search for three people, among them an Australian woman, still unaccounted for after a TANS Boeing 737-200 crashed in a freak...

2005-08-24 20:52:13

By Mariana Bazo PUCALLPA, Peru (Reuters) - Several hundred police and volunteers worked into the night in a muddy swamp on Wednesday to search for remaining bodies from a jet that crashed in Peru's northern jungle, killing 40 people. State-run TANS airline, whose Boeing 737-200 crashed in heavy storms on Tuesday, revised the death toll down from 41 and said 58 people survived the crash, one fewer than earlier stated. TANS said it now knew that 98 people were on board the plane from...

2005-08-24 16:32:12

By Mariana Bazo PUCALLPA, Peru (Reuters) - Some 500 police and volunteers slogged through a thick swamp on Wednesday to search for remaining bodies from a jet that crashed in Peru's northern jungle, killing 41 people. Local men, women and children joined the hunt, often knee-deep in water and surrounded by foliage, to shift debris from the Boeing 737-200 TANS airliner and pull out body parts. Fifty-nine people survived the crash. Most of those who were on board the plane were...

2005-08-24 13:42:33

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Rescue workers searched a lake in a thick swamp on Wednesday for the remaining bodies from a Peruvian jet that crashed in Peru's northern jungle, killing 41 people, including at least two foreign tourists. Police and firefighters knee-deep in water pulled five bodies from the Boeing 737-200 TANS airliner as the search resumed at daybreak. They used machetes to hack through heavy foliage in the crash area. "They aren't whole bodies, but remains,...

2005-08-24 11:15:18

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Rescue workers with machetes hacked through swamps on Wednesday to search for bodies in the wreckage of a TANS airline jet that crashed in Peru's northern jungle, killing at least 41 people including foreign tourists. Police and firefighters knee-deep in water pulled five bodies from the Boeing 737-200 as the search resumed at daybreak. "They weren't whole bodies, but remains, all charred by fire," said Marco Ochoa, a state prosecutor leading...

2005-08-24 09:31:15

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Rescue workers with machetes hacked on Wednesday through swamps to search for bodies in the wreckage of a Boeing 737-200 TANS airline jet that crashed in Peru's northern jungle, killing at least 41 people including foreign tourists. Police and firefighters knee-deep in water pulled five bodies from wreckage as the search restarted at daybreak. The airline said 57 people survived the crash but authorities do not expect to find more passengers...

2005-08-23 20:14:26

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - A Peruvian passenger plane crashed during a severe storm in Peru's northeastern jungle on Tuesday, killing at least 40 people, police said. A spokesman for the state-run airline TANS said the Boeing 737-200 plane, which was carrying 92 passengers, made an emergency landing without its landing gear 1.8 miles from Pucallpa airport, 490 miles northeast of Lima. The accident happened at 3:06 p.m. (1606 EDT), TANS said. "There are 40 cadavers that...

2005-08-23 17:55:58

LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - At least 40 people died when a passenger jet crashed in Peru's jungle on Tuesday, police said. "Until now, there are 40 cadavers that rescue teams are pulling from the wreckage. There could be more deaths, we assume some 60 people in total, since we've rescued 20 injured people," a police officer in the town of Pucallpa told RPP radio.


Word of the Day
snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.