10 feared dead as plane crashes near Uruguay resort

2015-03-20 06:03
An image taken late at night of the wreckage of the Argentine twin-engine Beechcraft aircraft that crashed shortly after taking off from the Laguna del Sauce airport, near Punta del Este, east of Montevideo. (STR, AFP)

An image taken late at night of the wreckage of the Argentine twin-engine Beechcraft aircraft that crashed shortly after taking off from the Laguna del Sauce airport, near Punta del Este, east of Montevideo. (STR, AFP)

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Montevideo - Ten people were feared killed when an Argentinean private plane crashed near a holiday resort in Uruguay late Thursday, a news report said.

The twin-engined Beechcraft B-90 King Air had just taken off from Punta del Este in the east of the country when it crashed into a shallow lake near the airport, El Observador newspaper quote an air force spokesperson as saying.

Three bodies had been recovered from the blazing wreckage as it lay in around a metre of water in the Laguna del Sauce, and there were no signs of any survivors, El Pais reported.

The plane was carrying managers of an Argentinean company to Buenos Aires after a business meeting in the resort, a fire services spokesperson was quoted as saying by television broadcaster Canal 10.

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