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EGraphic shows the flight path of the Cessna 560 Citation V plane.


Investigan el misterio del avión estrellado en Virginia

By Jordi Bou

June 6, 2023 - Las autoridades federales investigan qué pudo haber causado que un avión privado se desviara cientos de kilómetros de su ruta de vuelo – interceptado por aviones de combate – antes de estrellarse matando a las cuatro personas que viajaban a bordo.

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.

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