Mon, Oct 06, 2003
Disappeared 15 Minutes After Take-Off
Where is Jose Carlos Martinez? Where are his three companions?
Authorities in Brazil very much want to know.
Martinez and three others including the pilot were aboard the
aircraft when it took off from Curitiba, about 220 miles southwest
of Sao Paulo, at around 9:30 a.m. Saturday, on their way to a
Controllers say they lost touch with the aircraft. Its type and
manufacturer weren't immediately released.
Searchers left on foot almost immediately, authorities said, but
it was slow going because of bad weather in the area.
While the aircraft carried an ELT and was equipped with a
transponder, no emergency signals were received by air traffic
controllers. So far, Martinez's disappearance is a mystery. There's
been no communication from the aircraft. Then again, no wreckage
has been found, either.
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