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VivaAerobus Plane Returns to Mexico due to Problem with Landing Gear

VivaAerobus flight VB-2307 had to return and make an emergency landing at Mérida International Airport, Mérida, Mexico, on May 2nd.

The Airbus A320-200 flying to Guadalajara, Mexico, had to return due to a problem with its landing gear.

The plane landed safely.

All 166 people aboard remained safe.

Interjet Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Bird Strike

Interjet flight 4O-2523 had to return and make an emergency landing in Merida, Mexico, on June 5th.

The Airbus A320-200 plane took off for Mexico City, Mexico, but had to return shortly afterwards due to a bird strike.

The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed.

Aeromexico Plane Rejects Takeoff in Mexico due to another Aircraft on Runway

AeromexicoAeromexico flight AM-421 had to reject takeoff at a high speed at Mexico City International Airport, Mexico City, Mexico, on July 13th.

The Boeing 737-700 was accelerating to takeoff for Merida, Mexico, when the crew saw another aircraft on the runway, prompting the plane to stop.

The aircraft braked heavily. All people onboard remained unharmed.

The incident remians under investigation.

Santa Barbara ATR-42-300 Crash Site Found. No Survivors.



Santa Barbara Airlines 518 flight from Mérida to Maiquetía had 43 passengers and three crew members on board. Passenger list includes the Major of Mucuchíes Municipality, Mérida state, Alexander Quintero; foreign affairs expert Italo Luongo, and two relatives of the Vice-Minister of Citizens’ Security Tarek Al Aissami.

Six nautical miles from the Alberto Carnevalli Airport, it’s point of departure, the wreck was discovered.

Missing since Thursday, it failed to contact the Maiquetía airport air control tower within the 15 minutes after takeoff.

Venezuelan Civil Aeronautics Institute director Ramón Viñas declared in a public statement, “Given the way the airplane crashed, we believe no people survived,”

Officials with the Aeronautics Prosecution Office, physicians, pathologists, and forensic scientists and search and rescue teams are scheduled to begin removal of the aircraft and the victims.

Firefighter Department Sergeant Johnny Paz told local news TV channel Globovisión that the airplane shattered. “The plane crashed at 12,000 feet high against a stone wall in the high plateau.”

Status: Preliminary
Date: 21 FEB 2008
Time: CA 17:00
Type: ATR-42-300
Operator: Santa Bárbara Airlines
Registration: YV1449
C/n / msn: 028
First flight: 1986
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW120
Crew: Fatalities: 3 of 3
Passengers: Fatalities: 43 of 43
Total: Fatalities: 46 of 46 (confirmed)
Airplane damage: Written off
Location: ca 10 km NW of Mérida-A Carnevalli Airport (MRD) (Venezuela)
Phase: En route
Nature: Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport: Mérida-A Carnevalli Airport (MRD/SVMD), Venezuela
Destination airport: Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport (CCS/SVMI), Venezuela
Flightnumber: 518

518 departed Mérida (MRD) at 16:59 on a domestic flight to Caracas. Shortly after take-off the airplane flew into the side of a mountain. Weather reported about the time of takeoff (21:30 UTC) was:
SVMD 212100Z 29008KT 9999 SCT013 BKN100 XX/XX Q1018=
SVMD 212200Z 25005KT 9999 BKN013 OVC100 20/12 Q1021=

Film of ATR42 landing at Mérida Airport. Note the surrounding mountains and the fierce wind.

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