Ten killed when small plane crashes in central Colombia

December 3, 2014 8:35 PM

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BOGOTA (Reuters) - Ten people, including five children, were killed in a plane crash in Colombia on Wednesday minutes after its crew signaled mechanical problems, the civil aviation authority said.

The U.S.-made twin-engine Piper PA-31 Navajo carrying eight passengers and two crew came down near Mariquita municipality in the central province of Tolima while trying to make an emergency landing at a nearby airport but crashed and burst into flames.

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