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October 23, 2021

Argentina plane crash kills all 22 people on board

A small plane has crashed in southern Argentina, killing all 22 passengers and crew on board, officials say, according to BBC. The plane went down in the Patagonian province of Rio Negro, after issuing a distress call, the operating company Sol Airlines said. Rescuers were sent to the crash site near the town of Los Menucos.  A local hospital director said no one had been found alive and that “everything was destroyed and burned”, Argen­tine media reported. The plane, a Saab 340 turboprop with capacity for 34 people, was carrying 19 passengers, including a baby, and three crew. It was on a flight between Neuquen near the Andes to Comodoro Rivadavia.

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