Three people were killed in a single engine plane crash in the Estancia Nueva area in the municipality of Puñal, Dominican Republic. The victims included two brothers, aged 28 and 26 respectively, and the pilot, identified as 26 year old José Ariel. No reports of anyone on the ground being injured.
The plane had recently been serviced and necessary maintenance was all up to date. However, the tower lost all communication with the plane, an HI51 Piper Warrior, about 20 minutes after take off. The plane was reported spotted flying over a ball park and people there said they could see the men inside gesturing like they were requesting permission to land there but instead continued on.
Hundreds flocked to the crash site which authorities had to cordone off to prevent contamination of the crime science. It took two hours to remove the bodies from the wrecked plane which were then transported to the National Institute of Forensic Science in Santiago.
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