5 dead after small plane crashes into soda truck in Haiti

A small plane crashed Wednesday in the bustling Haitian capital
of Port-au-Prince, killing at least five people and injuring
several others, authorities said, Trend reports citing ABC News.

The plane was headed to the southern coastal city of Jacmel when
it tried to land in the community of Carrefour and hit a truck
transporting soda bottles, said Pierre Belamy Samedi, a police
commissioner for that region.

He told The Associated Press that the truck driver was among the
dead.

Samedi said the pilot was taken to the hospital, but his
condition was not immediately known. He said a total of five people
were aboard the plane.

No further details were immediately available.

Prime Minister Ariel Henry tweeted that he was saddened by the
crash and offered his sympathies to the relatives of those who
died.

The incident comes nine months after a small private plane also
headed to Jacmel crashed near Port-au-Prince, killing six people,
including two U.S missionaries.

The use of small planes to travel from Port-au-Prince to
communities south of it has grown more popular following a spike in
kidnappings and gang violence, especially in the Martissant area,
which connects the capital to Haiti’s southern region.

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