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In Colombia, the mayor of the settlement and his family died in a plane crash

The aircraft tried to make an emergency landing because of an "emergency", all 12 people in the cabin were killed. On board there was also the mayor of the Colombian settlement of Taraira, Doris Lizet Villegas Chara, her husband and their daughter.

Douglas DC-3 aircraft

(Photo: Remy de la Mauviniere / AP)

Twelve people aboard the Laser Airlines Douglas DC-3 died during an emergency landing in Colombia. It reports the edition about El Tiempo. According to the Colombian civil aviation authority, in the cabin of the aircraft was Doris Lizette Villegas Chara, the mayor of Taraira, located in the south-east of the country, her husband Alberto Araque and the their daughter.

The plane took off from San José del Guaviare and headed for Villavicencio, capital of the central department of Meta. On the way, the pilot announced an emergency and attempted to land in the town hall of San Martin, but the landing was unsuccessful.

According to eyewitnesses, the plane caught fire during the landing. Now rescuers are working on the scene, the causes of the crash have been established.

Douglas DC-3 medium range aircraft was first released by the American company Douglas Aircraft Company in 1935. The total company produced 16,000 of these machines. The length of the aircraft is 19.6 m., The wingspan is 29.9 m., The height is 5.1 m. The crew is 2 people, the cabin can accommodate 18 to 32 passengers. The maximum flight speed is 368 km / h.

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