Ten people died as the plane they were traveling in crashed in the southern jungles of Colombia, officials said Sunday when recovering the bodies.
The Colombian Air Force traveled to the site of the crash six miles south of the town of Puerto Santander to recover the bodies.
The victims were all Colombian. One was a young girl.
The cause of the accident was under investigation. However, one man who was supposed to have boarded the flight, Silvio Rojas, told RCN Radio the plane appeared to suffer engine failure shortly after take-off. “There was a lot of smoke from the left engine,” he said.