A small plane left the runway and crashed on Wednesday morning at Punta Banco beach, in Pavón de Golfito, Puntarenas, in the southern zone. The crash occurred at 10:24 am.

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The four passengers and pilot of the small plane were shaken up, but are in stable condition, authorities reported.

 

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According to the report of the Ministerio de Seguridad Pública (MSP) – Ministry of Public Security, apparently the plane took off, but due to the bad weather it tried to return and land; However, when it touched the ground it left the landing strip and flipped over due to the strong wind and humidity on the runway.

 

The aircraft, A Cessna 206, with the tail letters TI-AML, ended up upside down on the side of the runway.

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“They were bruised and are scared,” said a spokesman of the Cuerpo de Bomberos (Fire Department) of the four passengers and pilot. Two of the passengers most affected were seniors. The Cruz Roja (Red Cross) provided medical attention.

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Aviacion Civil (Civil Aviation) confirmed that passengers and pilot are in good condition, only with a few bruises and that weather conditions was the cause of the crash.

This is the second crash of a small plane in the last 10 days, the second occurring on December 31, in Guanacaste, that claimed the lives of 12, ten American tourists and the two Costa Rican pilots.


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