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Americans dead in Costa Rica plane crash

01 January 2018, 03:37 | Myrtle Vega

The plane crashed in Punta Islita

Plane crashes in Costa Rica killing at least 12 people

Costa Rican authorities said a plane crash there killed 12 people on Sunday, including 10 USA citizens, the Associated Press and Reuters reported, citing Costa Rican government officials.

Cubillo said the same plane was delayed in arriving that morning in Punta Islita from San Jose due to strong winds.

Costa Rican authorities say those who died in the plane crash include 10 USA citizens and two local residents.

A SMALL passenger plane crashed in Costa Rica on Sunday, killing all 12 people on board.

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Shocking pictures showing the burning wreckage of the plane at the crash site have been released by Costa Rican authorities.

A U.S. State Department spokesperson confirmed that multiple U.S. citizens died in the crash. "We are in contact with Costa Rican aviation authorities and will continue to monitor the situation", the spokesperson said in a statement to CBS News.

The cause of the crash was not yet known, the country's security ministry said. They said the plane took a nose dive and crashed within minutes after takeoff. I mean, it. We just.

The light aircraft went down in the mountains of Guanacaste, northwest Costa Rica, with 10 foreigners and two crew members on board.



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