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American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Bogota

American Airlines flight AA-984 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Bogota, Colombia, on October 4th.

The Boeing 767-300 plane heading from Montevideo, Uruguay, to Miami, Florida, was diverted due to electrical issues.

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

LATAM Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Cargo Smoke Indication

LATAM Airlines flight JJ-8030 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Porto Alegre, Brazil, on December 27th.

The Airbus A321-200 plane heading from Sao Paulo, Brazil, to Montevideo, Uruguay, was diverted due to a cargo smoke indication.

The plane landed safely. All 220 people aboard remained unharmed.

Uruguay Plane Crash Kills all 10 On-board

A twin-engine Beechcraft crashed into Laguna del Sauce, Maldonado province of Uruguay, on March 19.

The accident happened shortly after the Argentina-bound plane took off from Punta Del Este city.

There were 8 passengers and 2 crew members aboard at the time, all of them are presumed dead in the crash. Spokesperson for Local fire department, Leandro Palomeque, confirmed on March 20 that 7 dead bodies have been recovered from the waters while the search for another 3 is underway.

Authorities said the occupants of ill-fated plane included 9 Argentines and one Portuguese.

The cause of crash is being investigated.

Plane Crashes into Río de la Plata, 5 dead

plane crashFive people were killed after a BE020 plane crashed into the river Río de la Plata, which marks the border between Uruguay and Argentina, on May 27.

The incident happened after the aircraft flew from the Buenos Aires in San Fernando, Argentina, and was on its way to Carmelo, in Uruguay.

Five out of the nine passengers on board died; four of them were rescued and airlifted to hospitals in Buenos Aires and Uruguay. All of the passengers were from Argentina.

The dead have been identified as the pilot Leandro Larriera and passengers Fernando Sánchez, Facundo Alecha, Fernando Lonigro and Gustavo Fosco. Fosco was the communications director, while Fernando Sánchez was the press officer at the renowned car-manufacturing company, Renault.

Those who survived the crash include: Sebastián Vivona, Santiago Villamil, Paula Silvana Buery and Ignacio Javier Losa.

The plane was owned by Argentine textile businessman Federico Bonomi but he was not on board.

According to Uruguayan Navy spokesman Gastón Jaunsolo, the accident happened due to a fault in the plane and the passengers raised the alarm after they discovered the malfunction.

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