Four dead after Chile plane crash

SANTIAGO: A plane crash in southern Chile killed four people Sunday, according to local officials.

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The accident occurred near the Laquecahue airfield in the 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 kilometers (445 miles) south of Santiago, the official told a Chilean television network.

Investigations into the incident´s cause are underway.

AFP

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