Rescue launches were searching La Guaira harbour, near Caracas, for bodies in Saturday (4 March) following a plane crash the night before, in which all 47 people on board were believed killed.
GV Concorde flies over, TILT DOWN TO LA Guaira harbour.
GV AND CU Wreckage and crash victims' personal belongings floating in water.
GV AND CU Wreckage and belongings being fished out of water. (3 shots)
GV Rescue launch pulling into harbour.
SV Wreckage and debris being removed from boat and placed into truck. (4 shots)
CU Wreckage on quayside.
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Background: Rescue launches were searching La Guaira harbour, near Caracas, for bodies in Saturday (4 March) following a plane crash the night before, in which all 47 people on board were believed killed.
SYNOPSIS: It was near here, about six kilometres off the Venezuelan coast, that the Turbo-Prop Avro Airliner crashed.
Wreckage from the plane, owned by the Domestic Airline Aeropostal Venezolana, was spread across a wide area. Floating amongst the pieces of wreckage was what remained of the crash victims' personal belongings. Rescue crews on launches picked up twenty bodies on Saturday (4 March) and reported on signs of any survivors from the crash.
The rescue craft were planning to continue the search off the coast from the Caribbean resort of Macuto, near Caracas. An airport spokesman said the plane went down soon after take off from the Majquetia airport. It was on a domestic flight to Cumana about 500 kilometres East of Caracas when it crashed. Reports said 43 passengers and four crew members were on board the Avro Aircraft.
Wreckage was kept for inspection to find out what caused the crash.