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by ronzie on Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:41 pm
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It was a single engine turboprop Cessna 208B Grand Caravan as reported carrying 12 passengers plus two pilots. The operator is Nature's Air. I hope it was not a group organized by an NSN member.


All aboard were killed.

by E.J. Peiker on Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:56 pm
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Very sad. We do not have any workshops over the holidays and don't do any flying trips in CR.

by Greg Basco on Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:52 pm
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It's horrible news for us here as nationals and visitors were involved. Nature Air is a very reputable company, and it appears that a strong wind gust was a factor. Costa Rica's microclimates, while a boon for biodiversity, make for challenging and rapidly varying weather conditions.

Thankfully NSN has no involvement (Greg Downing and I do our annual trip later this month which is all land-based as EJ mentions). That said, from the news I've read it seems like some really nice people perished, both tourists and a cousin of our previous president (he was the pilot).

Best regards,

by SantaFeJoe on Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:52 pm
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