The remains of victims are recovered from the wreckage of a plane near the island of Roatan, Honduras. Reuters
Four Canadians and an American pilot died Saturday when their small plane plunged into the sea off the Honduran island of Roatan where they were vacationing, firefighters said.
The plane crashed near the town of Dixon Cove, a few minutes after taking off from the island's airport, rescuers said.
The dead were identified as Bradley Post, Bailey Sony, Tomy Dubler and pilot Patrick Forseth. The other Canadian pilot, Anthony Dubler, briefly survived the crash but died at the Roatan hospital of his injuries.
The causes of the crash and the registration information for the aircraft were not immediately available.
It occurred as the tourists were headed toward the city of Trujillo, about 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Roatan.
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National Transportation Safety Board Vice Chairman Bruce Landsberg said the plane crashed at 9:11am on Sunday at the Addison Municipal Airport. He says, "We don't know a lot about the people on board at this point."
The Dornier-228 aircraft had been headed for Beni, 350 kilometres (220 miles) north of Goma when it went down in a residential area near the airport in the east of the country.
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They also do not know how to draw the attention of passersby to help them, which puts them at serious risks including death.