At least 12 die in plane crash in Costa Rica

01 January, 2018, 04:11 | Author: Genevieve Gibbs
  • 12 killed in fiery plane crash in Costa Rica

The plane was carrying five other US citizens and two local crewmembers when it crashed in a wooded area, killing everyone on board, authorities said.

Two Costa Rican crew members and 10 foreigners were on board, the ministry said.

Punta Islita, on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast, is popular among North American and European tourists for its pristine beaches and lush landscape.

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Costa Rica's Ministry of Public Security posted several images of the wreckage on its official Facebook page, showing the plane engulfed in flames in a wooded area, with smoke billowing from charred rubble.

"We express our condolences to all those affected by this tragedy", the spokesperson said. According to Costa Rican authorities, 10 of those passengers were USA citizens.

The Cessna 208 Caravan, a single-propeller aircraft which belonged to Nature Air, has taken off from a nearby airstrip shortly before the crash. The spokesperson would not confirm the nationalities of those on board.

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He also described the pilot, Juan Manuel Retana as very experienced.

It was not immediately clear what caused the crash. They said the plane took a nose dive and crashed within minutes after takeoff. The other two killed are local crewmembers.

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