Private plane with five Germans missing off Costa Rica

Private plane with five Germans missing off Costa Rica

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At around 6 p.m. local time, communication with the aircraft was lost.

(Photo: dpa)

San Jose A plane with five German passengers has disappeared off the coast of Costa Rica. Communication with the machine was around 6 p.m. (local time) i.e. early Saturday morning at two o’clock German time canceled, Costa Rica’s Ministry of Public Safety said Facebook With.

The aircraft was therefore on the way from Mexico to Puerto Limón on the Caribbean coast of the Central American country. Investigations had been initiated together with neighboring countries, it said. The “image” had previously reported about it.

“The plane disappeared from radar about 25 miles from Limón airport. The plane was supposed to land at 6:58 p.m., we lost it at an altitude of 2,000 feet,” Civil Aviation Authority Director Fernando Naranjo told Teletica.

Due to unfavorable weather conditions, the search work was initially stopped during the night. On Saturday, the Coast Guard and the Airspace Surveillance Agency should resume the search. A command center was set up at Puerto Limón airport to coordinate the search work.

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“There were five German passengers on the plane,” Public Security Minister Jorge Torres said in a video released by Teletica TV. Contact with the machine was lost near the village of Barra del Parismina.

“We are aware of the case,” said the Foreign Office in Berlin. “Our embassy in San Jose is in contact with the local authorities to clarify the matter.”

According to media reports, the missing plane was a Piaggio P.180 Avanti business jet. She started in Palenque in the Mexican state of Chiapas in the afternoon. The local ruined city of the Mayas is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most important archaeological sites in Mexico.

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