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Four people killed in plane crash in Chile

The Accident Occurred On Sunday Near The Laquecahue Airfield In The Bio Bio Region At Approximately 1700 GMT.

PTI | Updated on: 09 Jan 2017, 11:53:58 AM
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Four people killed in a plane crash in southern Chile on Sunday.

The accident occurred on Sunday near the Laquecahue airfield in the Bio Bio region at approximately 1700 GMT.

Four passengers—a woman and three men—died after the plane had a troubled landing, said Humberto Toro, the governor of Arauco, noting the region’s high winds.

It was not clear if the pilot was killed.

The aircraft, which was owned by a private company, was flying the Mocha Island-Tirua route about 720 kilometres south of Santiago, the official told a Chilean television network.

Investigations into the incident’s cause are underway.

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First Published : 09 Jan 2017, 11:46:00 AM