Paraguay ex-President Wasmosy unharmed in forced landing

Paraguayan police say a plane carrying former President Juan Carlos Wasmosy made a forced landing, but he was unhurt.

Asunction: Paraguayan police say a plane carrying former President Juan Carlos Wasmosy made a forced landing, but he was unhurt.

Police say a plane carrying the 76-year-old suffered mechanical trouble on a flight from the Paraguayan capital of Asuncion to his cattle ranch in the northern state of Amambay today.
Asuncion police say the Cessna made a forced landing on a street near the town of Cruce Bella Vista, some 280 miles (470 kilometers) north of the capital.

The plane hit a woman and her daughter, who are being treated at a local hospital.

The pilot and a member of the military who was aboard also escaped unharmed.

Wasmosy was in power from 1993 to 1998. He was Paraguay's first elected civilian president after a 35-year military dictatorship ended in 1989.

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