5 die in Honduras plane crash

5 die in Honduras plane crash

5 die in Honduras plane crash

According to a report by La Prensa, an independent newspaper in Honduras, the single-engine plane crashed off the coast of Roatán, an island about 40 miles off the Honduran coast in the Caribbean.

Authorities in Honduras say four Americans were among the five people killed in a private plane crash on Saturday.

Four Americans and one Canadian died in a plane crash off the coast of Honduras on Saturday.

Stefano Maro, with Global Affairs, says Canadian consular officials in the capital, Tegucigalpa, are in contact with local authorities and providing consular assistance to the victim's family. Armed forces spokesman Jose Domingo Meza said four of the victims were from the United States and the fifth victim's nationality had yet to be determined.

The Piper Cherokee Six plummeted into the Atlantic shortly after takeoff from the popular tourist destination of Roatan en route to the port of Trujillo.

The plane crashed near the town of Dixon Cove, a few minutes after taking off from the island's airport, rescuers said. It remains unclear if Patrick was flying the plane at the time of the crash or if he was a passenger, as local reports have said another pilot was on board as well.

On Sunday, the State Department said four of those killed were USA citizens and that the US embassy in the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa is providing assistance.

Maron added that Global Affairs's thoughts are with the Canadian citizen's friends and family.