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Colombian Candidate for Governor of Antioquia Survives Terrifying Plane Accident


Juan Diego Gomez plane accident
The plane carrying Juan Diego Gomez suffered an accident. Photo supplied by campaign.

The Colombian candidate for Antioquia‘s Government, Juan Diego Gomez, survived a plane accident on Thursday, October 12. The incident occurred at the airport of San Pedro de Uraba, a town located near Antioquia’s coast. The plane in which the politician was being transported, ran out of brakes in the middle of the landing process.

The Airplane Incident

Gomez was traveling in a Cessna, which attempted to land at the San Pedro de Uraba airport, as a serious mechanical issue caused the plane’s brakes to fail, resulting in a skid off the runway. There were no serious injuries and Gomez continued campaigning.

About Juan Diego Gomez

Gomez was born on November 26, 1975 in Medellin, Antioquia. He is a Colombian politician and also, a lawyer. Known for being a leader of the Conservative Party, Gomez has been Member of the Departmental Assembly of Antioquia, a Representative to the House for Antioquia and Senator of the Republic.

He has been vice chairman of the Executive Committee of Globe Colombia, Co-Chair and founder of the ICCF Conservative Caucus in Colombia, Founder of the World Climate Change Forum and member for Colombia of the Pacific Alliance Follow-up Commission. Gomez graduated as a lawyer from the University of Medellín; he also holds a Master’s in Political Studies from the Bolivarian Pontifical University.​

His family is originally from El Santuario and is the nephew of the Representative to the Chamber for Antioquia Pedro Antonio Jiménez Salazar, from whom he inherited his political flow. First he was Councillor of El Santuario and then head of the Municipal Board.​

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