Eleven Aboard Killed in Cameroon Plane Crash

Eleven Aboard Killed in Cameroon Plane Crash (News Central TV)

A small passenger plane carrying 11 people crashed in a forest in central Cameroon on Wednesday and rescue efforts are underway to locate possible survivors.

The plane, whose type and make was not made public, was flying from Yaounde-Nsimalen airport to Belabo, in the east of the country. It was initially declared missing.

Eleven Aboard Killed in Cameroon Plane Crash  (News Central TV)
The crash site is located in a forest near Nanga Eboko

Air traffic controllers “lost radio contact with the aircraft” which was later “located in the forest” near Nanga Eboko, around 150 kilometres northeast of the capital Yaounde, the ministry said.

A ministry official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the plane “crashed” and rescuers were “trying to see if it’s possible to save anyone”.

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The plane was chartered by a private company, the Cameroon Oil Transportation Company (COTCO) that maintains a hydrocarbon pipeline that runs between Cameroon and neighbouring Chad.


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