A two-year-old child died on Sunday after being hit by a small plane that overran the Simon Bolivar International Airport in Santa Marta, a city on the Caribbean coast of Colombia , authorities said.
The aircraft, an SF50 Cirrus operated by the private company Panamerican Training Center, crashed at midday during the take-off phase, explained the investigators in a tweet.
The plane ended its race against a tree a few meters from the runway and near the beach where the little boy was.
Colombia. Despisto una avioneta con 5 ocupantes, donde murió un menor de 2 años. Los pasajeros sufrieron heridas leves, y fueron atendidos en Santa Marta. La aeronave había salido del Aeropuerto Internacional Simón Bolívar, con destino a Bogotá, cuando estrello contra un árbol pic.twitter.com/xa8nAQyYW8
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“Unfortunately we have to report that a child of around two years old who was not on the plane lost his life,” he told media Colonel Adriana Paz, the commander of the local police.
The five occupants of this aircraft which was on a flight to the Colombian capital Bogota “were slightly injured” and received medical treatment, according to the official report.
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