Printed on Thu Oct 06 2022 8:29:08 PM

7 killed in Peru plane crash

International desk
Peru plane crash
A light aircraft with five tourists on board and two flight crew crashed on a trip to view Peru's famous Nazca lines.

The country's transport ministry and local police confirmed the incident.

According to a statement from the local tour operator Aero Santos, the plane was a Cessna 207 single-engine. The aircraft had come down shortly after takeoff from the Maria Reiche airport in Nazca around midday.

According to the Nazca chief of police, the plane burst into flames after hitting the ground.

Cited local police as saying the deceased included three Dutch tourists, two Chilean tourists, and two Peruvian pilots.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.
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