Small plane crashes in Colombia capital; 4 dead, 12 injured

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Bogota, Oct 19:  A small plane crashed into a residential area of Bogota shortly after taking off from the capital's airport, setting a bakery on fire and killing all four people on the aircraft and injuring a dozen people on the ground, authorities said.

Civil aviation officials said the plane had taken off from Bogota's El Dorado airport just minutes before it went down on Sunday in the Guaymaral neighborhood.

Colombia: 4 dead in plane crash

The city's police chief, Major General Humberto Gatibonza Carreno, told The Associated Press that the pilot and his three passengers died.

All 12 people injured were inside the bakery and were taken to hospitals with burns, the fire department reported. There was no immediate word on their condition. It was the third crash of a small plane in Bogota in three months.

Three people were killed in August when an aircraft crashed in the Cajica area, and three more died in October when a plane smashed onto a highway.

PTI

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