At least one deceased and 14 seriously injured is the balance of a plane crash that occurred this morning, September 20, when a small plane from the Saeta airline suffered an oversight at the aerodrome in the town of San Antonio de El Estrecho, province of Putumayo, when preparing to take off for Iquitos, a region loretto.
Ronny Sandro Rivera Acosta is the person who lost his life when he was transferred to the Loreto Regional Hospital to be treated by medical personnel. The information was confirmed by José Rengifo Fernandini, head of emergencies at the hospital.
“Five patients, four adults and one child. Here in the hospital no deceased. The deceased was on the road. They already took him to the central morgue”, indicated the doctor in statements to RPP Noticias.
The head of Emergencies of the regional hospital also detailed the state of health of the wounded who are being treated. “The adult pictures are polycontused and the girl is being evaluated because she could be operated on for open fractures. At the moment, the girl is stable, ”she added.
According to RPP, the hospital’s medical staff awaits the arrival of another six injured after the plane crash. Dr. Rengifo, indicated in a preliminary way, that the situation of these people is that they present minor injuries.
For his part, Uri Ríos, manager of the Putumayo Health network, reported that 17 people were treated after the plane missed. As is known, there were 15 passengers, a pilot and a co-pilot on the ship. Only 16 are being evacuated to health centers.
The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) reported today that the sector’s General Directorate of Civil Aeronautics has reported the plane crash that occurred at the El Estrecho Aerodrome, located in the district of Putumayo, province of the same name, Loreto region, to the Aviation Accident Commissionentity that according to law is in charge of the investigation of these events.
Through a statement, he explained that the plane crash was recorded at 9:10 am during the takeoff of the Jet Stream OB2152 aircraft. The Saeta company aircraft was leaving El Estrecho bound for Iquitos at the time of the incident.
“The passengers and crew who were injured are being transferred to the city of Iquitos, where they will receive medical attention. For this, a plane from the FAP and another from the SAETA company were transferred to the El Estrecho aerodrome, ”he indicated.
A small plane from the Saeta airline, with registration OB 2152, suffered an oversight at the aerodrome in the town of San Antonio de El Estrecho, in Loreto. At least 14 people were seriously injured.
According to witnesses, apparently a bad maneuver by the pilot caused the accident suffered by the plane. It was the local people themselves who alerted the call for help.
The Saeta airline was destined to reach the city of Iquitos from the town of San Antonio el Estrecho, located in the province of Putumayo
Faced with this emergency, Air Group No. 42 of the FAP activated the emergency alert and an aircraft left for the area to evacuate the seriously injured to Iquitos to be treated at the Regional Hospital.
Ambulances and personnel from Samu and EsSalud waited for the injured at the facilities of Grupo Aéreo No. 42 to carry out the evacuation protocols.
So far, the SAETA airline company has not commented on what happened. Families of the injured demand an answer.
Upon hearing the news, the President of the Republic, peter castleregretted what happened and expressed his solidarity with the passengers and their families.
He added that he ordered the FAP and the Ministry of Health to carry out the pertinent actions to support the wounded. “My solidarity with the passengers and family,” she wrote on her official Twitter account.