Costa Rica plane crash leaves 10 foreigners dead, government says

Ten tourists and two pilots killed as plane crashes in mountains in Costa Rica

The plane crashed just moments after takeoff fron Punta Islita Airport, according to officials and witnesses.

Images posted by the country's public security ministry showed blackened wreckage, some in flames, with only part of the tail recognizable.

The newspaper reported the plane had taken off from the capital San Jose at 11:37 am (1737 GMT) for the small sealed airstrip in Punta Islita, where the tourists boarded.

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Sunday's statement says there were 10 foreigners and two Costa Rican crew members aboard the plane belonging to Nature Air, which had taken off nearby.

"We express our condolences to all those affected by this tragedy", the spokesperson said.

The State Department declined to identify the people on board, "out of respect for their families".

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An investigation into the cause of the crash will begin first thing Monday, Solis said.

The plane went down in a heavily wooded area.

"There are no people alive", Security Minister Gustavo Mata said, adding that autopsies would be needed to confirm the total number and identities of victims because their remains were badly burned. "Our heart sank, we got some pain in our stomachs", Dawn Wolfe told ABC News. The other two killed are local crewmembers.

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