Cameroon. – All passengers of a plane were killed when it crashed into a forest in central Cameroon this Wednesday, the Central African country’s transport ministry said.
All 11 people on board, including a politician’s daughter, were killed after controllers lost contact with the plane shortly after takeoff at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
The air traffic services “lost radio contact with the aircraft” and, subsequently, the equipment was “located in the woods”, near Nanga Iboko, about 150 km northeast of the capital Yaonde, the ministry said in a statement. said in a statement. , but without providing details. status of passengers.
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The plane “crashed to the ground” and rescue services are “trying to find the occupants,” a person in charge of that secretariat confirmed to AFP, who requested anonymity.
The plane was hired by Cameroon Oil Transportation Company SA (KOTCO), the source and the person in charge of the aeronautical authorities, who wished to remain anonymous, told AFP. COTCO is in charge of maintaining a pipeline between Cameroon and neighboring Chad.
The ministry said in its statement that the aircraft, the type and make of which was not specified, covered a route from Yaonde-Nissimlen airport to Belabo in the east of the country.
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The land means are on their way to the place to “assist the occupants” of the aircraft, the text details.
Plane crashes in Cameroon, all crew members killed