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Ten confirmed dead in Colombia plane crash

BOGOTA (AFP) – All 10 people on board a Colombian plane that crashed in the Amazon jungle were confirmed dead on Sunday, rescuers said.

“The 10 people on the aircraft, eight traders and two crew, died on impact,” rescue team official Gustavo Ortega told RCN La Radio.

The aircraft with registration number HK-4755 PA 34 Navajo took off from Araracuara Airport in the country’s south around 3:00 pm local time (2000 GMT) on Saturday. It lost contact with air traffic control as it went over the town of Florencia.

The wreck of the aircraft was located — fragmented and incinerated — 10 kilometers (six miles) from the urban center of the town of Puerto Santander.


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