UN plane crashes in Haiti
A plane belonging to the United Nations has crashed in Haiti, reports said. The UN says that all on board the plane have been killed.
The plane, a CASA C-212 Aviocar, crashed on Friday afternoon about 45 kilometres from the country’s capital of Port-au-Prince, near the border with the Dominican Republic.
“The aircraft was on a regular reconnaissance flight,” said UN spokeswoman Michele Montas in a statement.
All bodies were found at the crash site, the UN said, and the victims were military personnel from Uruguay and Jordan.
The plane belonged to the Uruguayan contingent of MINUSTAH, a 9,000-strong UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti. It has been in the country since 2004.
An investigation into the cause of the incident hs been launched by the UN.