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12 people killed in plane crash in Kiunga

Twelve people are dead after the plane they were traveling in crashed before landing in Kiunga, in Western province this afternoon.

The twelve deceased include an expatriate pilot and nine passengers.

Three of the passengers are children.
The single-engine aircraft flew in from Telefomin in West Sepik at around five o'clock, when its engine failed in mid air, sending in it into a nose-dive into a river, close to the Kiunga airstrip.

All the twelve bodies have been recovered and brought to the hospital morgue in Kiunga. NBC/ PNG Today

Photo: Police officers retrieving bodies of those who died in the crash: credit: Hosea Williams Steven/FB

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