In Caracol now We spoke to the wife of pilot Hernando Murcia, who was piloting the plane
The plane crashed in Caquetá, which described a similar situation that the experienced pilot had managed to overcome a few years earlier.
This Tuesday morning, May 16, 2023, the authorities confirmed that the plane that had been missing since May 1 in Guaviare had been found in the department of Caqueta. The plane was found in the village of Palma Rosa From Solano Municipality.
For now, the bodies of three of the seven passengers of the plane that covered the Arracuara – San Jose del Guaviare route have been found in the area. The first of the bodies to be found was that of the pilot, Hernando Murcia, who was inside the crashed plane. As reported by Civil Aeronautics (Aerocivil).
According to Captain Murcia’s wife, Olga Vizcaino, the pilot contacted her when they started the journey at three in the morning and called her again six hours later to ask how the girls were. “Give them a wink and a hug from me,” he told her. There was no communication the next day.
i missed the call because Every time he landed, he would call us to see how we were doing., He was always looking for us but that day we couldn’t talk,” Vizcaino recalled.
Olga Vizcaino and her family at the time the plane went missing She didn’t give up hope of her husband’s survival: “I always told my daughters to keep hope and faith.”
The other two bodies found are of two other adults. that they were on the plane that disappeared in Guaviare, in which four minors were also traveling and whose whereabouts are still unknown.
A bottle located dog known as Wilson in the border jungle area between Guevare and Caqueta directed the special forces to the spot where the plane had fallen. Authorities revealed that in their search for survivors, passion fruit shells were discovered, which, they believe, had been eaten about three days earlier, leading to They do not rule out that all or some of the minors are still alive.
According to Vizcaino, one of his daughters dreamed of the missing children: “The eldest girl dreamed of childrenHe said to me ‘Mom, I dreamed that I was crying at that place, but the boy came and wiped my tears. I asked him if he was alive and he replied yes. He put his hand on my chest and said listen to your heartbeat.
Olga Vizcaino recalls that in 2017 her husband had an emergency landing, in accident-like circumstances, but on that occasion experienced pilots managed to maneuver correctly and everyone on board was spared. “He was an expert, he had all the experience” he pointed out.
Captain Hernando Murcia, the pilot of the plane that crashed in Caqueta, He was one of the few people to fly this type of aircraft, officials say. In fact, in some of the videos you can see how it lands on a complex flooded runway in the indigenous community of Buenos Aires in Vupace.