Thursday, 18 January, 2018

Plane with 12 believed aboard crashes in Costa Rica

10 Americans dead in Costa Rica plane crash: report Officials: 10 Americans Killed In Costa Rica Plane Crash
Jay Anderson | 01 January, 2018, 04:40

The wreckage of the plane, a private aircraft belonging to the airline Nature Air, was on fire and no one responded when it was found by rescue crews, according to the Costa Rican Ministry of Public Security.

A plane crashed in Costa Rica on Sunday killing at least 12 people, a lot of them foreign tourists, the country's security ministry said.

Costa Rican authorities say those who died in the plane crash include 10 USA citizens and two local residents.

The plane burst into flames when it hit the ground, killing all 12 people on board, officials had said earlier.




A U.S. State Department spokesperson confirmed that multiple U.S. citizens died in the crash. "We express our condolences to all those affected by this tragedy". According to Costa Rican authorities, 10 of those passengers were USA citizens.

It was not immediately clear what caused the crash, which occurred early Sunday afternoon in Nandayure, a region in Costa Rica's Guanacaste province.

Enio Cubillo, head of Costa Rica Civil Aviation, announced during a news conference that the Nature Air charter flight took off from Punta Islita and was flying towards the capital of San Jose when it crashed in northwest Costa Rica around 12:30 p.m., the news wire reported.

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