Plane crash off the coast of Les Saintes: Operations to recover the bodies of the five victims postponed

Plane crash off the coast of Les Saintes: Operations to recover the bodies of the five victims postponed

This is a new blow to the families of the victims. It was announced on Monday 4 December that the recovery of the bodies of the five men who died in a small plane crash last Friday had been postponed. Because of the depth at which the plane lies.

Xavier Cicot, prosecutor in Basse-Terre, noted that the recovery of the bodies of the five passengers on the plane was initially scheduled for Monday, December 4, and that the recovery of the bodies of the five passengers was postponed for the time being.

In fact, yesterday afternoon he traveled to Terre-de-Haut to assess the teams on the island. They include a technical advisor from SDIS Guadeloupe and three light divers from SDIS Martinique.

Al-Kahwan He also joined Saintes yesterday morning, from 10.30am. The Phares et Beacons ship, anchored at the Fond de Curé quay, is equipped with a crane capable of lifting up to 6 tons.

On October 21, 2016, Al-Kahwan had already intervened in a similar operation, and recovered the wreckage of a tourist plane that crashed into the sea, in front of Marie Galante, with three people on board. The plane was lying at a depth of 26 metres. Piper PA 32 lies at a depth of 45 metres.

This, unfortunately, makes all the difference.
There are few divers authorized to work at this depth. However, we are in the context of a legal investigation. Therefore there is a whole series of observations and procedures that must be respected, even if the drama scene is underwater.

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The process therefore promises to be particularly complex.

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