10 Americans dead in Costa Rican plane crash

Published on Sunday, 31 December 2017 21:35
Written by The Associated Press

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) - A plane carrying 10 U.S. citizens and two local crewmembers crashed in a wooded area, killing all aboard Sunday, Costa Rica’s government said.

The Public Safety Ministry posted photographs and video of the crash site showing burning wreckage of the plane in Guanacaste, northwest Costa Rica.

Authorities said that so far they had only a list of passengers provided by the airline and were awaiting official confirmation of their identities.

At a news conference, Enio Cubillo, director of Costa Rica Civil Aviation, said the Nature Air charter flight took off just after noon Sunday from Punta Islita and was headed for the capital of San Jose when it crashed.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Nation-World on Sunday, 31 December 2017 21:35. Updated: Sunday, 31 December 2017 21:37.