Santiago: A plane crash in southern Chile killed four people Sunday, according to local officials. The accident occurred near the Laquecahue airfield in the Bio Bio region.
Four passengers including a woman and three men died after the plane had a troubled landing, said Humberto Toro, the governor of Arauco, noting the region’s high winds.
It was not clear if the pilot was killed. The aircraft, which was owned by a private company, was flying the Mocha Island-Tirua route about 720 kilometres south of Santiago, the official told a Chilean television network.
Investigations into the incident’s cause are underway.