Plane crashes near Bonaire, 9 passengers rescued

Plane crashes near Bonai

October 23, 2009 00:36


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A small plane carrying nine passengers has crashed near the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire. Lieutenant Governor Glenn Thode said that all passengers have been rescued and are being treated for minor injuries. He said the pilot is presumed dead. Some of the passengers were Dutch tourists. Thode said the plane left Curacao Thursday morning and was bound for Bonaire when the pilot informed the control tower that one of the engines had stopped working. He then said the plane was losing height and that he would have to execute a "controlled ditch."

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