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Wednesday, 10 August 2022 05:54 GMT

4 Killed After Medical Plane Crashes In Southern Argentina


(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)

Two pilots, a nurse and a doctor were killed Friday after their medical plane crashed at the airport in the southern Argentinean city of Rio Grande, Trend reports citing Xinhua .

The plane, a Learjet 35A, plummeted to the ground shortly after takeoff at 2:36 p.m. local time (1736 GMT), causing a large explosion that could be heard in different parts of the city in Tierra del Fuego Province.

The aircraft on a medical mission had carried a patient to Rio Grande and was preparing to return to capital city Nuenos Aires.

'The plane crashed within the grounds of the Naval Air Base, about 1,000 meters from a populated area, leaving a large trail of fire and smoke,' Telam reported.

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the accident.

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