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According to a report in WWD, neither the aircraft's pilot nor the company that owned the plane had proper licenses to operate.
As it turns out, 72-year-old pilot Germán Machan's psychological-physical fitness certificate, a necessary license to fly, expired on November 30, 2012. Furthermore, Transaéreo 5074, C.A., the company that owns the aircraft, wasn't licensed to operate as a small airline. The aircraft, however not certified, did meet all the safety requirements, though.
Additionly, the ANSV, Italy’s agency for flight security, also told Italian newspaper La Repubblica the plane hadn’t yet been cleared to takeoff that day, reports Fashionista.
Still, no evidence points to where exactly the plane mysteriously disappeared to, and the search for the aircraft, plus the missing passengers, continues.