UN plane crash in Haiti kills all 11 on board

UN plane crash in Haiti

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October 10, 2009 02:44

A surveillance plane assigned to the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti crashed into a mountain Friday, killing all 11 military personnel on board, the United Nations said. UN spokeswoman Michele Montas in New York said the Uruguayan CASA212 aircraft went down in rugged terrain west of Fonds-Verrettes near the border with the Dominican Republic. Rescue teams had to reach the area by foot because there were no roads nearby, and they found no survivors, she said. All bodies were recovered and would be taken back to the capital of Port-au-Prince, according to a statement from the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti. Dozens of UN vehicles were parked late Friday near the main highway that connects Port-au-Prince to the Dominican border, unable to get any closer to the crash site, which is in the Ganthier municipality.


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