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 السلطات تحقق في تحطم طائرة بولاية فيرجينيا الأميركية infographic
Graphic shows the flight path of the Cessna 560 Citation V plane.
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السلطات تحقق في تحطم طائرة بولاية فيرجينيا الأميركية

By Jordi Bou

June 6, 2023 - تحقق السلطات الأميركية في سبب انحراف طائرة خاصة - اعترضتها طائرات مقاتلة - عن مسار رحلتها مئات الكيلومترات قبل تحطمها، الأمر الذي أسفر عن مقتل جميع ركابها الأربعة.

The plane, a Cessna 560 Citation V, crossed restricted airspace over Washington D.C. before plummeting in Virginia.

It is not certain why the plane veered off course, but loss of cabin pressure − which could render the pilot and passengers unconscious − is a possibility.

Fighter jet pilots who attempted to intercept the plane flying in restricted airspace over Washington reported seeing its pilot slumped over and unresponsive.

John Rumpel, who runs Encore Motors of Melbourne, a Florida-based company that owns the aircraft, said in a telephone interview that his daughter; his 2-year-old granddaughter; her nanny and the pilot were on the plane and did not survive.

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PUBLISHED: 06/06/2023; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Adrian Pingstone
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