Plane Crash in Costa Rica Kills 12
There were no survivors. A plane crash in the mountains of Costa Rica on New Year’s Eve killed everyone on board, including 10 American tourists and two local pilots. Former Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla said her cousin was on board the small single-engine plane and local media reported that five victims were from the same family. Footage showed the burning plane in a forested area where it crashed shortly after taking off from the popular resort area of Punta Islita. Investigators are working to determine a cause.