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Plane crash kills 14 in Honduras

Honduran government officials among those killed when a small plane

Rescue workers remove bodies from the scene of the crash.
Rescue workers remove bodies from the scene of the crash.
Image: AP Photo/Fernando Antonio

A SMALL PLANE CRASHED in Honduras yesterday near the country’s capital, killing all 14 on board.

The government has declared three days of national mourning out of respect for three officials killed in the crash, the AP reports.

Two Americans and a Canadian are also understood to have been on board.

A spokesperson for the Honduran fire department said that the impact appeared to have been “pretty strong”, given the condition of the wreckage, CNN reports.

A local mayor said that the first people on the scene said one of the plane’s two pilots was still alive, but died on the way to hospital.

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