Preliminary Report: Local ATR flight down in Andes

 - May 5, 2008, 7:21 AM

ATR 42-300, Los Conejos, Venezuela, Feb. 21, 2008–All 46 people aboard the Santa Barbara Airlines flight died when it crashed in a national park in the Andes at an altitude of 13,500 feet. The airplane had taken off from Merida, en route to Caracas. Fog was reported at higher altitudes.