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Costa Rican plane crash

UDATE: 4:24 p.m.

Ten U.S. citizens and two Costa Ricans have been killed after a plane flying out of Punta Islita, Costa Rica crashed Sunday afternoon.

Costa Rica Civil Aviation director said Sunday that the Nature Air flight was captained by a very experienced pilot, and the cause of the crash is under investigation.

ORIGINAL: 12:41 p.m.

The Costa Rican government says that a plane believed to be carrying 12 people has crashed in a wooded area.

The Public Safety Ministry posted photographs of the crash site showing burning wreckage of the plane in Guanacaste, northwest Costa Rica.

Sunday's statement says the plane belongs to Nature Air and had taken off nearby.



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