Ten dead in Uruguay plane crash

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Rescue personnel work to recover remains from the wreckage of a crashed aircraft at Laguna del Sauce, near Punta del Este, Uruguay. (Marcelo Rodriguez, AP)
Rescue personnel work to recover remains from the wreckage of a crashed aircraft at Laguna del Sauce, near Punta del Este, Uruguay. (Marcelo Rodriguez, AP)

Montevideo - Uruguay's Air Force says an Argentine turboprop aircraft has crashed and burned shortly after taking off, killing all 10 aboard.

The Air Force says the dead from Thursday's crash include seven Argentine passengers and one Portuguese, as well as two Argentine crew members.

Officials say the Beechcraft King Air had taken off from the Laguna de Sauce airport, which serves the tourist city of Punta del Este.

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