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4 Americans, 1 Canadian die in small air crash in Honduras

Four Americans and a Canadian pilot were killed when a small plane descended from the coast of Roatan Island in Honduras, officials said Sunday.Spokesman for armed forces Jose Domingo Meza confirmed the nationalities of those who died in the Saturday accident.Piper Cherokee Six plummeted into the Atlantic just after starting from the popular tourist destination Roatan on the way to the port of Trujillo. The military said in a statement that rescue boats with police divers and firefighters recovered four bodies within minutes of the crash and transported another to a hospital where he died shortly after internal injuries.The US State Department also confirmed the death of four US citizens and Global Affairs Canada confirmed that a Canadian had also died. They didn't release names.Honduras authorities identified the pilot as Patrick Forseth, a Canadian citizen who developed tourism projects in the Trujillo Bay area.Forseth was involved in a legal dispute with African-born Hondurans who accused him of trying to develop their ancestral land for holiday homes for international tourists. Forseth defended his company in a statement from 201

Four Americans and a Canadian pilot were killed when a small plane descended from the coast of Roatan Island in Honduras, officials said Sunday.

Spokesman for armed forces Jose Domingo Meza confirmed the nationalities of those who died in the Saturday accident.

Piper Cherokee Six plummeted into the Atlantic just after starting from the popular tourist destination Roatan on the way to the port of Trujillo. The military said in a statement that rescue boats with police divers and firefighters recovered four bodies within minutes of the crash and transported another to a hospital where he died shortly after internal injuries.

The US State Department also confirmed the death of four US citizens and Global Affairs Canada confirmed that a Canadian had also died. They didn’t release names.

Honduras authorities identified the pilot as Patrick Forseth, a Canadian citizen who developed tourism projects in the Trujillo Bay area.

Forseth was involved in a legal dispute with African-born Hondurans who accused him of trying to develop their ancestral land for holiday homes for international tourists. Forseth defended his company in a statement from 201

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