14 Feb '11, 5pm

At least 10 killed in Honduras plane crash

At least 10 killed in Honduras plane crash

TEGUCIGALPA: Fourteen people died in a crash on Monday from a small commercial plane near the Honduran capital - a flight in which two government ministers were booked but missed because they arrived late. "Thanks to fate and to God we did not board, and God has given us a new life," said one top official who missed the flight, Cesar Ham, the minister of the National Agrarian Institute. Three Americans were listed among the 14 passengers, all of whom died when the twin-engine Let L-410 Turbolet crashed around 8:00 am local time, according to Gustavo Castaneda, director of Central American Airways. Officials cited poor weather in the crash of the flight between San Pedro Sula, the country's economic capital, and the capital Tegucigalpa. Foreign Minister Mario Canahuati was initially said to be on the plane, but a ministry spokesman told AFP the country's top diplomat arrive...

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