Plane crash kills 12 in Papua New Guinea

A light plane crashed while trying to land in Papua New Guinea, killing 12 people, Australian officials and news reports said Thursday.

The Sunbird Aviation plane reportedly crashed Wednesday afternoon in a swamp just short of the runway at Kiunga in the centre of the country, the Australian broadcaster ABC reported.

All passengers, including the 31-year-old Australian pilot, died in the crash, the web site reported.

Engine failure caused the accident, the ABC report said.

Last update: Thu, 14/04/2016 - 11:48

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