Deceased/Not Found Mexico - Varsha Maisuria, 42, UK tourist, Puerto Vallarta, 7 May 2015

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  1. zwiebel

    zwiebel New Member

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    42-year-old British citizen Varsha 'Millie' Maisuria is reported to have fallen out of a plane after an 'incident' while visiting Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, as a tourist, May 7th.

    Another, unnamed woman appears to have fallen with her and be missing as well. The Cessna plane then crashed into the sea, apparently. The two men and pilot aboard are believed to have survived.

    http://missingabroad.org/missing-profile/varsha-maisuria

    Facebook set up to find her: https://m.facebook.com/pages/Varsha-Maisuria-Missing-in-Puerto-Vallarta-Mexico/693392304103992
     

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  3. zwiebel

    zwiebel New Member

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    Here's a media link to a report of the crash, with a few more details. I've google translated:

    http://m.eleconomista.mx/sociedad/2015/05/07/cae-avioneta-puerto-vallarta
     
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    I wonder who the poor other lady is, or if her family even know she's missing?
     
  5. zwiebel

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    Varsha's of Indian origin, not Mexican, so I doubt there's any family in the country to advocate on her behalf, or to speak Spanish. I think she was just a tourist.
     
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    Well, this article says the other victim was a Californian.

    http://www.vallartadaily.com/puerto-vallarta-plane-crash/
     
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    I know it is heartrending, but Mexico does not have a particularly good history when it comes to finding missing people. There are 43 students missing there, all at once, and that search has been a disaster.

    I wonder if the UK government might have to step in, and offer help? Or....there is a Texas professor setting up a DNA database with Mexico. Maybe she could help. I'll try and find a link.

    I am afraid sweet Varsha is dead, and if family don't push, even if she's found, she might never be identified.
     
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    Okay, I managed to negotiate my own website and find the professor I was talking about. She is Dr Lori Baker of Baylor University and she helps identify Mexican missing people who have died trying to cross into the US. If I had a missing family member in Mexico, I would appeal to her. She is well connected there.

    http://www.baylor.edu/anthropology/index.php?id=80297

    I am linking the feature I wrote about her some time ago, to explain why I think she could help. Hope no-one minds. It has lots of checked links. Sorry about the typo I just saw in it.

    http://www.bobharrodmissing.com/lori-baker.html
     
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    Daily Mail coverage: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...craft-crashed-sea-Mexican-tourist-resort.html

     
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    They got tangled in the plane when they tried a tandem jump? How the heck did that happen? WOW. Someone messed that up bad. How tragic.
     
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    We think. But why would that cause the plane to crash? There are so many questions to be answered here. Puerto Vallarta is a tourist resort and needs to come up with some answers about this, if the town wants tourists to keep on coming.
     
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    All I can think of is that MAYBE the cords wrapped around the landing gear or something underneath the plane, and the weight of the two struggling skydivers sent the small plane into a sideways spin that made it hard to control?
     
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    With three male survivors, apparently, one of whom I think was reported as being an American, I don't understand why more details haven't been released. And the names of all those on the plane. Were the survivors critically injured? If people on the beach really did see the plane go down, what did they see happen?

    The lack of information is worrying, but it may be due to the factor news like this is very bad for a tourist resort.
     
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