Haiti Six people died in a private plane crash in Haiti

The two dead are said to have been Americans. The identities of the other four victims are not yet known.

Six people died when a private plane crashed in Haiti, local officials said on Saturday. The accident occurred southwest of the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince. The news agency AFP and British newspaper The Guardian.

According to AFP, the plane had departed from Port-au-Prince airport on Friday just before seven in the evening and was scheduled to arrive on the south coast of Haiti in Jacmel in about an hour.

According to an incident report from the National Civil Aviation Authority (NCAO), the plane crashed while six people were on board. The cause of the accident was not immediately apparent.

Haiti Ouest Department Civil Protection Coordinator Gutenberg Destin confirmed to AFP that all six people on board died.

The two dead are said to have been Americans. According to AFP, the U.S.-based mission organization Haiti Gospel said on its Facebook page that two U.S. missionaries were among the victims. According to The Guardian, the identities of the other four victims are unknown.

According to AFP, charter flights to Jacmel have become increasingly popular as heavily armed gangs dominate highways from Port-au-Prince to southern Haiti.

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