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As a result of the crash in Santiago, killing 11 people

February 28 2008

Eleven people were killed and twelve injured in a plane crash on Wednesday in Santiago.

As reported by official sources, the Cessna 210, owned by Chilean police, crashed into a residential area Penyalolen in the east of the Chilean capital. The incident occurred near the airfield Tobalaba "from which the plane took off a few minutes earlier. Six deaths were in the vehicle, five more people - on the field where the plane fell.

According to witnesses, at the time of the disaster at the site of the crash of the vehicle were about 30 people, mostly women and children who participated in mass sports events.

According to preliminary information, the cause of the crash was technical failure of the aircraft. Chilean President Michelle Bachelet expressed her condolences to the relatives of those killed and wounded, Itar-Tass.

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