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Uruguay: 10 killed as Argentinian plane crashes

Uruguay, Maldonado
March 20, 2015 at 16:36 GMT +00:00 · Published

Ten people died as Argentinian turbo-prop airplane crashed near Punta Del Este, in Uruguay, Thursday. The beechcraft Kingair 90 plane crashed a few seconds after taking off at Laguna del Sauce in Uruguay's Maldonado province, 15 kilometers (9 miles) west of the of the city Punta Del Este, killing all onboard.

Nine of the casualties were of Argentinian nationality and one of Portuguese, travelling to Buenos Aires. All of the passengers were linked to the agricultural and livestock Argentinian business group 'La Rural.'

A malfunction of the engine is suspected as the most likely cause of the accident. The wreckage of the plane remains semi- submerged at the lagoon where it crashed. All of the bodies have now been recovered.

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Ten people died as Argentinian turbo-prop airplane crashed near Punta Del Este, in Uruguay, Thursday. The beechcraft Kingair 90 plane crashed a few seconds after taking off at Laguna del Sauce in Uruguay's Maldonado province, 15 kilometers (9 miles) west of the of the city Punta Del Este, killing all onboard.

Nine of the casualties were of Argentinian nationality and one of Portuguese, travelling to Buenos Aires. All of the passengers were linked to the agricultural and livestock Argentinian business group 'La Rural.'

A malfunction of the engine is suspected as the most likely cause of the accident. The wreckage of the plane remains semi- submerged at the lagoon where it crashed. All of the bodies have now been recovered.

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