12 die in plane crash in Colombia

Colombia Plane crash kills 14 in Meta province

Colombia Plane crash kills 14 in Meta province

Colombia's Civil Aviation Authority said the DC-3 aircraft declared an emergency late this morning while en route to the city of Villavicencio.

Fourteen people were killed in a plane crash in the Colombian plains province of Meta on Saturday, the country's civil aviation agency said.

The Douglas DC-3 aircraft, first built in the 1930s, can seat 30.

Aeronautica Civil gave no details on what caused the crash and asked the press to show restraint in using images circulating on social media "out of respect for the victims and their families".

The distress call was made at 10.40am local time and authorities are yet to officially confirm the number of dead.

The plane's navigability permissions were up-to-date as were the medical certifications of its crew according to the civil aviation authority
The plane's navigability permissions were up-to-date as were the medical certifications of its crew according to the civil aviation authority

The aircraft was reportedly operated by Laser air service and had departed from San Jose del Guaviare.

Reports say it crashed about 89km (55 miles) south-east of Villavicencio near the town of San Carlos de Guaroa.

The airline said it had no immediate comment.

President Ivan Duque has sent his condolences to the families of those killed and said authorities were working to identify the remains.

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