Sunday, February 12, 2012

2 dead in Argentine air crash

By Philstar
February 13, 2012 08:40 AM

BUENOS AIRES -- Two young Argentine men were found dead on Sunday after the small light plane they were traveling in crashed into a soy field in the eastern part of the country, local police officials said.

The two passengers were identified as Facundo Richard, 27, and Luciano de Dio, 20. They were traveling near the region La Isleta, which is known for its nature and wildlife. De Dio was the son of the owner of the airplane.

The plane crashed late Saturday evening when the two men were near the rural town of San Salvador located some 380 kilometers north of the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires.

Local police sources said the plane had been found completely destroyed and that authorities were investigating the cause of the accident.

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