One Friday, a plane takes off from NJ towards Martha’s Vinyard & Hyannisport, but crashes into the ocean off Martha’s Vinyard. 3 private citizens are killed in said crash. 10 days later, 4 of MSNBC’s top 10 stories delve into the details of this crash.
The following Friday, during the midst of a memorial service for the 3 crash victims, another plane disappears, this time in the mountains of Columbia. 2 Columbians and 5 U.S. Army soldiers are aboard, and presumed dead. No one has yet gotten close enough by air, let alone on the ground, to the site where wreckage has been been found to confirm that the wreckage is indeed the plane lost on Friday, or if there are any signs of survivors. Many questions vital to U.S. security interests are raised by this crash… Is the U.S. getting involved in yet another Latin American civil war? Should U.S. military members be involved in the drug “war”? In a sovereign nation? Was the plane shot down by coca growers? Was the plane shot down by insurgents? What was a plane doing flying in clouds in a region where a “mountain” was uncharted? On the day the plane was spotted & the servicemen declared “presumed dead”, I could find NOTHING about this on MSNBC, except on the El Paso NBC affiliate (the 5 servicemen are from El Paso, their families live here).
I’m just curious -
How many of you knew about this incident before reading this?
Sue from El Paso