U.S. citizens killed in Costa Rica plane crash

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A charter plane carrying ten USA citizens crashed Sunday in Costa Rica, killing everyone onboard, that country's government announced.

The crash happened near Punta Islita in the Guanacaste province according to Costa Rican officials who posted images of the burning wreckage amid a thicket of trees.

Costa Rican authorities say those who died in the plane crash include 10 US citizens and two local residents.

In photos from the scene, the tail and at least one wing of the plane are generally intact.

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The same plane had arrived in Punta Islita on Sunday morning from San Jose and was delayed in landing by strong winds, Cubillo said. "We are in contact with Costa Rican aviation authorities and will continue to monitor the situation".

The cause of the crash is not yet known.

A plane crashed in Costa Rica on Sunday, killing all 12 people on board.

The plane went down in a heavily wooded area. "I looked at my husband and said, 'You need to go, ' and right at that time two other gentlemen were running up the road, so my husband just ran with them, and they just started right toward the wreckage". Former Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla said via Twitter that Retana was her cousin.

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