Colombia plane crash kills 12, including mayor and her family

Bogota: A plane crash in Colombia killed 12 people on Saturday, including a mayor and her family, aviation and emergency services said.

The Douglas DC-3 aircraft, an US-made twin-engine propeller plane that was first produced in the 1930s, crashed on a flight between the towns of San Jose del Guaviare and Villavicencio.

The wreckage was found close to Villavicencio. Among the victims was the mayor of the municipality of Taraira, Doris Villegas, and her husband and daughter, as well as the owner of the aircraft, pilot Jaime Carrillo, co-pilot Jaime Herrera and a technician Alex Moreno.

“There were no survivors,” the Aeronautica Civil aviation authority said.

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