Five Colombian cops die in plane crash

July 29th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS  

Bogota, July 29 (IANS/EFE) Five Colombian police personnel were killed and a sixth officer was injured Thursday when their small aircraft crashed in a mountainous area of the northwestern province of Antioquia, authorities said.

The narcotics-squad detail was travelling from Ituango to Bogota aboard a Cessna aircraft, an official source told EFE.

The plane went down about five minutes after taking off from Los Galgos airport.

A captain, lieutenant and three non-commissioned officers were killed in the crash.

The crash survivor was taken by helicopter to a police clinic in Medellin, the provincial capital, the force said in a statement.


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