THE SUN 28 SEPT 2011
Pals Andrew Brown, 30, and Gayle Callow, 34, died along with Warren Denham and Alastair Rowe, both 34, after setting off to visit Peru's mysterious Nazca Lines.
Investigations found the pilots argued and rushed pre-flight checks after getting a booking just 20 minutes before a take-off curfew for flying over the South American landmark. The captain was also found to have been over the British alcohol limit for flying.
The inquest was told the four tourists and both pilots died instantly when the Cessna 185 ploughed into the ground after running out of fuel after take-off.
The inquest at High Wycombe, Bucks, heard the plane reached 300ft as it set off for the desert lines made in 500sqkm by the Nazca tribe from 400 to 600AD.
Many run for thousands of yards and can only be seen from above. They include carvings of hummingbirds, spiders, monkeys, fish, llamas and lizards. Some people think they were made to praise gods or as a calendar.
Others think they were landing strips for ALIENS and many UFO sightings have been reported.
Lisa Fitzsimons of the Air Accident Investigation Branch, told the inquest: "The aircraft took off with the fuel selector in the off position which meant the main fuel tanks were isolated so no fuel could flow to the engine."
Hey anything goes BUT friendly not foey!!
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