In a plane crash in Colombia killing eight military

In a plane crash in Colombia killing eight military

In Colombia, crashed a small-engine army plane. The disaster killed eight military, reports the Colombian Agency Noticias.

A single-engine Cessna Grand Caravan crashed in a wooded area near the town of Facatativa, Department of Cundinamarca, North-West of the capital Bogota.

Information about the deaths of eight people in a plane crash has confirmed on Twitter by the country’s President Juan Manuel Santos. “Our solidarity with the relatives of the victims of the incident with the plane of the Colombian army in Cundinamarca”, — he wrote.

Nuestra solidaridad con familiares de las víctimas del accidente del avión del @COL_EJERCITO en Cundinamarca. 8 personas perdieron la vida.

— Juan Manuel Santos (@JuanManSantos) may 1, 2017

The plane disappeared from radar screens shortly before landing. To the crash site have arrived rescuers.

According to El Tiempo, the main version of the crash is considered a collision with a telecommunication antenna

Earlier, on April 29, Cuba crashed an-26 aircraft carrying military. The disaster killed eight people, including crew.