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11 Passengers Reported Dead, Following Cameroonian Plane Crash


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A Cameroonian plane carrying 11 people crashed in a forest on Wednesday, according to the Cameroonian ministry of transportation.

The ministry gave a statement regarding the incident; stating that air traffic services lost contact with the plane. After which, the remnants of the aircraft were discovered in a forest in central Cameroon, near Nanga Eboko, some 150km northeast of Yaounde. At the time, the statement mentioned that the first attendants were attempting to save as many lives as they could.

Unfortunately, all the passengers died from the crash.

Cameroonian plane crashes in Forest

This source and another senior aviation official told AFP on condition of anonymity that the aircraft was chartered by the Cameroon Oil Transportation Company S.A. (COTCO).

The plane, which belonged to a private company that maintains hydrocarbon pipelines, was traveling from Yaounde-Nsimalen airport to Belabo in the country’s east, according to the government.

It was Cameroon’s first major flight disaster since a Kenya Airways plane carrying 114 passengers crashed. Unfortunately, this happened shortly after take-off from Douala Airport in 2007. The crash happened shortly after midnight on May 5, 2007.

In that accident, there were no survivors.

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