Ten years after the catastrophic plane crash in eastern Venezuela that left 162 dead, including 151 of our compatriots from Martinique, we join those who are paying tribute to the victims of that tragedy.
On August 21, our Embassy in Venezuela welcomed a delegation of the victims’ families and loved ones to Maracaibo. Our compatriots traveled to the accident site in Machiques, where they laid a wreath on the monument honoring those who died.
A ceremony was also held on August 22 at the cemetery in Maracaibo.
The Venezuelan authorities, represented by the mayor of Machiques and officials from the government of Zulia State, received the French delegation and expressed their solidarity.