LaMia Airlines (Cochabamba, Bolivia) Avro RJ85 CP-2933 has crashed in Colombia:
On November 28, 2016 an Avro RJ85 aircraft, operating as LaMia Airlines flight 2933 (LMI 2933), crashed while transporting a Brazilian football team Associação Chapecoense de Futebol from Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, to José María Córdova International Airport in Medellín, Colombia.
The chartered RJ85 CP-2933 (msn E2348) carried 81 people, comprising 72 passengers—including the team (which was en route to play the 2016 Copa Sudamericana Finals against Colombian team Atlético Nacional) and 21 journalists; and a crew of 9.
Below Copyright Photo: Sister Ship: LAMIA BAe RJ85 P4-GIU (msn E2349) NWI (Ton Jochems). Image: 907171.
LAMIA-Linea Aerea Meridena Internacional de Aviacion (Merida, Venezuela) is making a comeback. The new airline, which suspended operations in October 2010, has now worked through its issues and is planning to relaunch scheduled passenger operations this fall. Instead of using a turboprop ATR 72 wet-leased from Swiftair (Madrid), the new airline has turned to Cityjet (Dublin). Cityjet will operate this BAe RJ85 for LAMIA.
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LAMIA-Linea Aerea Meridena Internacional de Aviacion (Merida) ceased all operations in October after apparently failing to obtain its own AOC. The new carrier in Venezuela commenced operations on August 16, 2010 with an ATR 72-212A (ATR 72-500) registered EC-KKQ (msn 763) “El Merideno” (The Merida) that was wet leased from Swiftair (Madrid). EC-KKQ has now returned to Spain.
LAMIA-Linea Aerea Meridena Internacional de Aviacion (Merida) is a new airline in Venezuela. The new carrier commenced operations on August 16 with an ATR 72-212A (ATR 72-500) registered EC-KKQ (msn 763) “El Merideno” (The Merida) which was wet leased from Swiftair (Madrid).
Santiago de los Caballeros de Merida is the capital of the municipality of Liberator and the state of Merida and is one of the principal cities of the Venezuelan Andes. The city was founded in 1558.
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