Light plane accident kills five in Colombia

11:24, October 21, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

Five people died in a small plane crash Wednesday, transportation authorities said.


Police and forensic personnel work at the scene after a small plane crashed in San Antonio de Prado near Medellin, Colombia, Oct. 20, 2010. The small plane crashed into a mountain in San Antonio de Prado on Wednesday, killing all the five people aboard. (Xinhua/Valentina Solano)

The Special Administrative Unit of Civil Aeronautics (Aerocivil) said the Cessna 206 plane of the Nautica de Oriente Company crashed on a hill in the northwestern city of San Antonio de Prado.


Police and forensic personnel work at the scene after a small plane crashed in San Antonio de Prado near Medellin, Colombia, Oct. 20, 2010. (Xinhua/Valentina Solano)

The plane took off from Olaya Herrera's airport in the northwestern province of Antioquia and headed for the town of Vigia del Fuerte. It crashed four minutes after it was reported missing at 09:40 a.m. local time (1440 GMT).


Police and forensic personnel work at the scene after a small plane crashed in San Antonio de Prado near Medellin, Colombia, Oct. 20, 2010. (Xinhua/Valentina Solano)

All the five people on board the plane, including the pilot and four passengers, were all killed, the Aerocivil said. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张心意)

  • Do you have anything to say?
  • Chinese Navy soldiers hold an evening party marking the upcoming 62nd National Day aboard Chinese Navy hospital ship "Peace Ark" in the Pacific on Sept. 28, 2011. The Chinese National Day falls on Oct. 1. (Xinhua/Zha Chunming)

  • Photo taken on Sept. 30, 2011 shows the crowd at the plaza of Beijing Railway Station in Beijing, capital of China. The railway transportation witnessed a travel peak with the approach of the seven-day National Day holidays on Friday. (Xinhua)
  • A man wearing high-heel shoes takes part in the 3rd annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, an event when men literally walk in women's shoes to raise awareness about ending violence against women, at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto, Canada, Sept. 29, 2011. (Xinhua/Zou Zheng)
  • Photo taken on Sept. 29, 2011 shows a cargo ship in danger on the sea near Zhuhai City, south China's Guangdong Province. Cargo ship Fangzhou 6 of Qingzhou of southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region lost control after water stormed into its cabin due to Typhoon Nesat on the sea near Zhuhai Thursday, leaving 12 crew members in danger. Rescuers rushed to the ship and saved them by using a helicopter. (Xinhua)
  • Actress Gong Li poses for L'Officiel Magazine. (Xinhua Photo)

  • Demonstrators from the Occupy Wall Street campaign hold placards as they march in the financial district of New York September 29, 2011. After hundreds of protesters were denied access to some areas outside the New York Stock Exchange on September 17, demonstrators set up a rag-tag camp three blocks away. Zuccotti Park is a campground festooned with placards and anti-Wall Street slogans. The group is adding complaints of excessive police force against protesters and police treatment of ethnic minorities and Muslims to its grievances list, which includes bank bailouts, foreclosures and high unemployment. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)
http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90777/90852/7173103.pdf