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Costa Rica. Cessna Grand Caravan airplane crashed: 12 victims -2 VIDEO

San Josè, Costa Rica - All occupants dead, a cousin of the ex-President of the Country among them. The aircraft found in flames

A Cessna 208-B Grand Caravan plane, registration TI-BEI, served by the first world airline at zero emissions, Nature Air, crashed in the afternoon of last Sunday on December 31, while it was in the initial ascent phase shortly after take-off from Punta Islita airport, in the Corozalito village, in Costa Rica. There were 12 people on board (10 American passengers and two crewmembers), all dead in the impact on a woody area. The aircraft was direct to the "Juan Santamaria" International airport in San Josè. It was a private airplane reserved by some tourists that stayed in a hotel in the surrounding area, and by first rescuers the plane has been found in flames, as often happens in the case of a crash when after take-off aircraft has full tankers of fuel. The group of ten holidaymakers (and their names have been diffused) was composed of two families. One of two crewmembers, according to a tweet, was a cousin of Laura Chinchilla, ex-President of the South American Country. Enio Cubillo of the civil aviation authority, who was in immediacy of facts had informed about sending of a team of investigators on site to clarify tragedy's causes, declared that both victims's bodies and airplane have been already recovered. Below, two videos of the report:

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