Fri, Aug 26, 2005
Valuable Evidence Being Lost?
Like carrion birds descending on the carcass of a ruined
leviathan, hundreds of scavengers raked over the wreckage of a
downed 737-200 in the Peruvian jungle Thursday, even though the
remains had barely cooled from the fire that partially consumed
"I'm collecting this for my house to hang my laundry," said
47-year old Rosario Dahua, who was quoted by the Associated Press.
She was pulling on heavy black wires near an engine partially
submerged in the swamp surrounding the crash site.
Even though the cause of the mishap has not yet been
established, Peruvian Air Force Commander William Rodriguez, in
charge of security at the crash site, said he didn't think the
scavengers would pose a problem to the investigation. Perhaps, he
suggested, they might even help.
"We are verifying that all the bodies have really been
recovered," Rodriguez said. "So if these people want to search for
things, perhaps they'll encounter another body."
Officials now say 98 people were on board the TANS Airlines
737-200 when it went down in heavy storms Tuesday just two miles
short of the runway at Pucallpa. At least 58 people survived. Wind
shear is suspected in the crash. But with so many people taking so
much of the wreckage away, we may never know.
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