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Colombia plane crashes in jungle

2014-09-07 10:29

Bogota - Colombian authorities said there was little chance of finding survivors after a small plane with 10 people on board crashed in the Amazon jungle.

The aircraft with registration number HK-4755 PA 34 Navajo took off from Araracuara Airport in the country's south around 15:00 local time (20:00 GMT) on Saturday. It lost contact with air traffic control as it went over the town of Florencia.

Authorities have yet to find the occupants - two crew members and eight passengers - although it is almost certain they are dead.

"The aircraft was located - fragmented and incinerated - 10km from the urban centre of the town of Puerto Santander... It is possible that no passengers will be found," the Civil Aviation Authority said in a statement.

"Specialised rescue personnel are currently in a search and rescue mission for the bodies of the occupants of the aircraft."

The unit is responsible for ensuring the safety of commercial flights in Colombia.

Comments
  • Donovan Lötter - 2014-09-07 11:13

    So many plane crashes lately

      Klaas Eric - 2014-09-07 12:09

      What makes plane crash?....I would like to ride an aeroplane,help me! I ne'er been before(0736697569)

      Klaas Eric - 2014-09-07 12:32

      What makes plane crash?....I would like to ride an aeroplane,help me! I ne'er been before(0736697569)

      Thokozani Mahlangu - 2014-09-07 15:56

      Now of late one needs to ensure that life cover is in order, before boarding an aeroplane. phew its scary!!

  • jungleboy - 2014-09-07 12:13

    Really News24 what relevance does this have to our lives in South Africa?

      Richard Young - 2014-09-07 16:29

      That's why it's under World News

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