Bolivia: 6 Killed in Air Force Plane Crash in Amazon Jungle

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Bolivian Lt. Gen. Ramiro Hugo Mojica Aparicio
Inter-American Defense College Leadership greeted Bolivian Lt. Gen. Ramiro Hugo Mojica Aparicio, Inter-American Defense Board Bolivian Chief of Delegation during a visit to the IADC at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C., Sept. 3, 2020. The visit marked a pivotal moment as it coincides with the return of a Bolivian students to the college. (Mozer O. Da Cunha/U.S. Air Force)

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — A Bolivian air force plane crashed in the Amazon jungle in northeast Bolivia on Saturday, killing all six people on board, police said.

Two military pilots and four civilian passengers died, according to a police report from the Beni region, where the crash occurred.

The plane caught fire after crashing in thick vegetation, and residents from the nearby Agua Dulce community helped to extinguish the flames.

An investigation of the cause was underway.

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