7 killed as plane crashes in Colombia

7 killed as plane crashes in Colombia

International Desk daily-bangladesh.com

Published: 10:14 16 September 2019   Updated: 10:21 16 September 2019

Photo: Collected

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At least seven of the nine passengers aboard had been killed when a tiny plane crashed near the southwestern Colombian city of Popayan on Sunday. 

The incident took place just a few minutes after the aircraft, owned by a small local company, took off from the airport in Popayan, a city of about 270,000 surrounded by mountains. 

The other two passengers were injured and were being treated at a hospital, Popayan Mayor Cesar Gomez said.

Photographs on social media showed parts of the airplane scattered atop houses in the area. Gomez said he had convened a working group to assist residents who had been affected.

Colombia’s civil aviation authority said in a statement it was investigating the cause of the accident.

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