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12 Dead in Costa Rican Plane Crash

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Not much is currently know, but the plane had two locals and ten foreigners onboard and crashed shortly after takeoff. There were no survivors. (www.foxnews.com) 更多...

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watkinssusan
sad way for families to start a new year..there was also a seaplane crash in austrailia..may they rest in peace...
jdriskell
What type of airplane?
BaronG58
BaronG58 4
Cessna 208
yr2012
matt jensen 0
http://www.ticotimes.net/2017/12/31/ten-tourists-two-crew-killed-in-costa-rican-plane-crash
The 208-B was designed for 9 pax + 2 pilots. This flight had 12 total. Most of these charter flights are light arriving and heavier departing - whether it's fish coolers or local trinkets. It most likely was overweight - something in the back or in the pod shifted at it found a mountainside. Or a combination of winds and overweight.

RIP Capt Retana - a good pilot
http://www.ticotimes.net/2017/12/31/plane-crash-causes-still-unknown-in-costa-rica-pilot-was-cousin-to-ex-president-chinchilla
justinoclemente
The 9 pax is an FAA regulatory limit. Outside the US it is certified as a 14 seat aircraft, 12 pax and 2 pilots. It can easily carry the 14 and 1000 lbs of fuel. The pods have internal dividers and the shape of the rear storage area in the pod is such that a large item cannot slide rearward
yr2012
matt jensen 1
I flew in that particular plane about a year ago. The FAA reg was adhered to because the plane had several previous US operators.

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