Colombia’s Air Force discovered a downed aircraft with an American registration near a lake in the country’s western state of Valle del Cauca, Colombian media reported on Thursday.
According to Colombia’s Radio Caracol, preliminary investigations have reported that one person was killed and three were wounded when the plane crashed into the foothills of some mountains at approximately 1:45PM on Thursday.
Planes and helicopters from the Colombian Air Force have been active in the recovery process; however, according to a statement from Civil Aviation, conditions on the ground are difficult, and the condition of the passengers is expected to be confirmed shortly.
The pilot of the US Cessna 206 type aircraft was identified as American and was traveling from Panama to Cali, Colombia with a layover in Ecuador when the plane crashed en route.
The plane was found in the area of Boqueron Madroñal Cerro de los Chancos, near Lake Calima, Valle del Cauca, at about almost 10,000 feet above sea level, according to Colombia’s W Radio.
The Colombian Air Force identified the aircraft with the US license number N4258.
The last known communication with the plane was at 1:30PM local time on Thursday.