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Two killed in plane crash in Turks & Caicos Islands

January 3rd, 2018 | Tags:
Two persons died as this small plane crashed in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Photo: Caribbean 360

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands- Investigations have begun into what caused a small plane to crash after taking off from the airport in Turks and Caicos’ capital, killing both people on board.

Acting Commissioner of Police, Trevor Botting, confirmed that the fatal crash occurred around 5:30 P.M. on December 23, near to a petrol station in Providenciales, after the light airplane took off from Providenciales Airport in the British overseas territory.

Videos and photos from scene showed the plane engulfed in flames.

“An investigation into the circumstances of this tragic incident is underway and I would ask people not to speculate as to the cause,” Botting said, adding that the UK Aircraft Accident Investigation Board has also been notified of the crash.

“The scene of the crash was challenging and upsetting but all the services worked together to do all they could for those on board the aircraft.”

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