Re: Dominican charter carrier loses 757

From:         rna@gsb-crown.Stanford.EDU (Robert Ashcroft)
Date:         7 Feb 1996 11:37:44 -0800
Organization: Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
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More on the Alas crash:  the 757 was leased from Birgen Air of Turkey.
Reports from Germany say that it was uninsured and had not filed a
flight plan to Frankfurt.

The aircraft is now said to have been at 7000 ft and had just executed
a turn consistent with returning to the airport.

The 757 was a last-minute substitution for a 767, because either the
767 went out of service or because there were few enough people to fit
on a 757, take your pick (accounts vary).

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This begins to sound like a shoestring operation gone horribly wrong.
It will be interesting to learn where the plane was maintained, who
trained the pilots and so forth.

RNA