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No survivors in LAM E-190 crash

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posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 09:03 AM
Wow, this actually happened on the 29th of November, but wasn't reported on the usual places due to the holiday.

A LAM Embraer E-190 carrying 27 passengers and 6 crew went missing on a routine flight. The wreckage of the plane was eventually found, and it was confirmed that there were no survivors. The aircraft was only a year old. It was operating at TM470 from Maputa to Luanda.

In a statement yesterday the airline said the captain of the flight had over 2500 hours in the E-190, with almost 1400 hours in command. He had a total of 9,000 hours flight time. The first officer had 108 hours in the E-190.

The aircraft was registered as C9-EMC, and had 2900 flight hours, with 1877 flights. The engines had undergone routine maintenance the day before the accident.

posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 09:45 AM
There sure seems to be a lot more plane accidents in the last year. I haven't a clue why. That type of plane didn't have a bad safety history, I wonder if they changed any parts that could have caused problems during the last maintenance visit.
edit on 2-12-2013 by rickymouse because: (no reason given)

posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 10:02 AM
There are not more accidents, they are just being reported more. You might think that a 99.999% safety rating is good, until you fly 1,000,000 flights.

posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 10:32 AM
This is a little inappropriate, but not meant as disrespectful to anyone;

When I first read the thread title, it translated into California Surfer Boy Accent -
IE: Like, no survivors in really LAME plane crash dudes. What a bummer.

More appropriately, this is sad news, and a bit scary too considering the age of the aircraft.
Any news popping up anywhere on initial speculation as to cause?
Spooky Weather?
No speculation yet?

posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 10:58 AM
I wonder if this plane had the "relatively" new Pratt and Whitney geared turbofan engines.

posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 02:18 PM
reply to post by 3dman7

It used GE34 engines.

posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 02:20 PM
reply to post by AliceBleachWhite

Too early to speculate, but the weather in the area was bad at the time.

posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 11:10 PM
The crash happened approximately halfway into the flight. The inspection the day before was the two week/120 hour check.

posted on Dec, 16 2013 @ 09:55 AM
Investigators are saying there is no sign of mechanical problem on the aircraft prior to the crash. It was cleared to a waypoint that lies on a strip of Namibian territory, where it failed to make contact. Radar shows the aircraft had climbed to 38,000 feet at that point, when it began to descend at 6,000 feet per minute, until contact was lost around 2,000 feet.

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