- Title: PERU: SURVIVORS OF AMAZON PLANE CRASH ARRIVE BACK IN LIMA
- Date: 7th May 1998
- Summary: LIMA, PERU (MAY 07, 1998) (RTV) 1. SLV AMBULANCE LEAVING AIRPORT TO GO TO HOSPITAL 0.06 2. SLV EXTERIOR HOSPITAL 0.09 3. SLV CONVOY OF AMBULANCES ARRIVING AT HOSPITAL 0.28 4. SCU FAMILY MEMBERS OF A CRASH VICTIM WAITING AS AMBULaNCE PULLS UP / SCU UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN SAYING "MY SISTER, MY SISTER, SHE'S BEEN BURNT." (SPANISH) 0.44 IQUITOS, PERU (MAY 07, 1998) (RTV) 5. SLV HELICOPTER TAXIING AND TAKING OFF (2 SHOTS) 1.15 6. SCU WOMAN RELATIVE BY AIRPORT FENCE CRYING/ RELATIVES WAITING (2 SHOTS) 1.28 7. MV POLICEMEN CLIMBING INTO BACK OF VEHICLE 1.35 8. SCU WOMAN CRYING 1.42 9. MV GROUP OF POLICEMEN WAITING 1.47 10. SLV MILITARY TRUCKS DRIVING ALONG AIRPORT ROAD 2.11 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
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- Location: LIMA AND IQUITOS, PERU
- Country: LATIN AMERICA Peru
- Duration: 00:02:01
- Story Text: A Peruvian air force plane has arrived in Lima, carrying the 13 survivors of the air crash in the Amazon jungle that killed at least 74 people on Wednesday (May 6).
As rescuers admited they are unlikely to find anymore survivors at the remorte jungle crash site, those that did survive were ferried back to Lima on Thursday (May 7) aboard a peruvian Airforce Boeing 737.
It was another airforce Boeing 737, leased to Occidental petroleum, which crashed as it tried to land at an oil camp near the Ecuadorian border.Only 13 of the 87 aboard were found alive when rescue crews finally reached the scene.
The survivors were rushed from Liam airport to nearby hospital where worried families waited, hoping to find out any news about their loved ones.
"My sister, my sister, she's been burnt," one woman sobbed as the ambulence arrived.
It was the second disastrous accident for the Peruvian air force in just over a month.A Ukrainian-built twin-engined Antonov An-32 crashed into a shanty town on March 29, killing at least 25 people and severely injuring 20 more.
The Piura crash was the country's worst since an Aeroperu jetliner crashed into the sea in 1996, killing all 70 aboard.
In Seattle, Boeing said the jet's log of 23,000 flights and 37,000 flight hours was "not particularly high" for a plane of that age.The air force acquired the jet just weeks ago.
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