Costa Rica plane crash leaves 10 foreigners dead, government says

Ten tourists and two pilots killed as plane crashes in mountains in Costa Rica

The plane was carrying five other US citizens and two local crewmembers when it crashed in a wooded area, killing everyone on board, authorities said.

The plane crashed just moments after takeoff fron Punta Islita Airport, according to officials and witnesses.

The same plane had arrived in Punta Islita on Sunday morning from San Jose and was delayed in landing by strong winds, Cubillo said.

Sunday's statement says there were 10 foreigners and two Costa Rican crew members aboard the plane belonging to Nature Air, which had taken off nearby.

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"We express our condolences to all those affected by this tragedy", the spokesperson said. It took place in the mountainous area of Punta Islita, which is popular with tourists, in the province of Guanacaste, about 230 km (140 miles) west of the capital of San José. The spokesperson would not confirm the nationalities of those on board.

He identified the pilot as Juan Manuel Retana and described him as very experienced.

It was not immediately clear what caused the crash.

The plane was believed to be carrying 10 passengers, at least five of whom shared the same last name, and two pilots.

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