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Plane carrying 11 passengers crashes in Cameroon

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On Wednesday, May 11, 2022, a carrying 11 people crashed in a forest in central Cameroon.

The country’s transport minister, Ernest Ngalle Bibehe, said in a statement that air traffic services lost radio contact with an aircraft that left the Nsimalen airport in Yaounde.

Plane carrying 11 passengers crashes in Cameroon

Plane carrying 11 passengers crashes in Cameroon

According to CNA the radio signal was lost during the storm that hit the capital late in the afternoon.

The plane was chartered by a private firm, the Cameroon Oil Transportation Company (COTCO). The company maintains a hydrocarbon pipeline that runs between Cameroon and Chad. The ill-fated plane was flying from Yaounde-Nsimalen airport to Belabo, in the east of Cameroon.

Air and ground search teams have been put on duty.


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Local media, Cameroon24, reported that the accident left no survivors; however, there has been no official confirmation from authorities.

It is the first major air catastrophe reported in Cameroon since 2007 when a Kenya Airways plane transporting 114 people crashed after take-off from Douala Airport. There were no survivors in that accident.

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