T&T Field Naturalist Club visits the Chaguaramas Plane Crash

Last month, the Trinidad & Tobago Field Naturalist Club visited the site of the Chaguaramas Plane Crash.

According to LoopTT; “The story behind a small plane wreck perched on the side of a mountain in Chaguaramas has piqued the interest of adventure seekers and hikers, after photos of the wreck went viral online over the weekend.

According to the Aviation Safety Network, the privately owned aircraft, a Piper PA-23 Aztec, crashed in 1975 after leaving St Croix’s Alexander Hamilton Airport with two occupants, en route to Piarco International Airport.

The report says while approaching Trinidad the weather deteriorated and the pilot was unable to contact the Piarco Control Tower to change his flight plan to instrument flight rules. He reduced his height to gain visibility, but shortly afterwards a steep forested mountain appeared directly ahead which he was unable to avoid.

Both pilot and passenger escaped with minor injuries, the report said. ”

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