Plane crash in Venezuela kills six

Six people were killed when their small plane crashed in Venezuela`s Tachira state.

Updated: Feb 23, 2011, 11:26 AM IST

Caracas: Six people were killed when
their small plane crashed in Venezuela`s Tachira state, the
Transportation Ministry said on Wednesday.

"The six people who were aboard a Cessna 340 A, with
tag YV 2402, which crashed near the town of San Pedro del Rio,
Tachira, all died," the ministry said in a statement. All six
bodies were recovered.

The plane had taken off from El Vigia airfield, in
Merida state, en route to Santo Domingo, in Tachira.

Authorities were investigating to determine the cause
of the crash.

PTI