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8 people killed, 10 injured when small airliner crashes while landing in northern Bolivia
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Sunday, November 3, 2013 11:49 PM EST
LA PAZ, Bolivia
Bolivian authorities say a small airliner crashed while trying to land at an airport in northern Bolivia and eight people died.
The Aerocon plane reportedly landed in heavy rain and wind in Riberalta, which is about 400 miles north of Bolivia's capital, La Paz. The plane ran off the runway into brush, turned over and caught fire.
ABI said Bolivian President Evo Morales had ordered penalties against the airline for the accident.
Aerocon executives could not be located for comment.