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Two Die in Crash of Drug Plane in Eastern Honduras

By SmokeTwibz, Jun 17, 2012 | Updated: Oct 9, 2012 | | |
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    TEGUCIGALPA – The two people aboard a small plane that crashed in Olancho, a province in eastern Honduras, while transporting 40 kilos of cocaine were killed, a military spokesman said.

    The plane crashed on Wednesday “in a mountainous area,” armed forces spokesman Jeremias Arevalo said.

    The aircraft was “detected by radar” in the early morning hours of Wednesday and went down between the cities of Gualaco and San Esteban, both located in Olancho, Arevalo said.

    “When the small plane was detected, an air force plane took off to do aerial reconnaissance, but it never established contact with the aircraft, which was later found after the accident,” Arevalo said.

    The bodies of the crewmen have not been identified because they were burned beyond recognition, the military spokesman said.

    The small plane was “transporting about 40 kilos of cocaine,” Arevalo said.

    The aircraft was coming from a South American country, media reports said.

    The plane that went down was not the aircraft stolen on Sunday in Colombia and flown to Gracias a Dios, a province on the Caribbean coast of Honduras, Arevalo said.



    Latin America Herald Tribune
    6/14/2012
    http://www.laht.com/article.asp?CategoryId=23558&ArticleId=519258

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    My name is Jason Jones. I'm from Rochester, MN and I'm 35 years old. I scrap metal and work as grounds keeper at a local trailer park. In the winter, I shovel a bunch of driveways and sidewalks to make some extra money and to stay busy. In my free time, I try to find interesting articles about the war on drugs that I can post on Drugs-Forum, so that the information can reach a wider audience.

Comments

  1. Mr. Grindhouse
    Do you think a rival Cartel would be capable of sabotage?
  2. SmokeTwibz
    It's possible, but so is pilot error or maybe propaganda. Interesting possibility though.
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