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Life raft inflates and explodes in-flight: five injured
21 April 2005

An Avior Airlines Boeing 737-200, YV-917C, was on a flight from Caracas to San Tomé when the crew had to carry out an emergency landing at Barcelona, Venezuela. Reportedly the on-board life raft had activated and subsequently exploded. Five passengers were injured in the incident. (NotiSar ORH)