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    US contracted counter-drug aircraft crashes in Caribbean; Four killed

    MIAMI, FL, UNITED STATES

    10.05.2013

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    U.S. Southern Command

    MIAMI – A U.S.-contracted detection and monitoring aircraft crashed today into the Caribbean Sea, near the Colombia-Panama border. Four of the plane’s six crewmembers were killed; search crews rescued two survivors. The DH-8 aircraft was in support of Operation Martillo, and was monitoring coastal drug trafficking lanes in the Western Caribbean when it crashed just before 2 a.m.

    Names of the deceased are being withheld pending notification of next-of-kin. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

    For more information about U.S. Southern Command visit www.southcom.mil.

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    Date Taken: 10.05.2013
    Date Posted: 10.06.2013 15:28
    Story ID: 114823
    Location: MIAMI, FL, US 

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