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A child dies after being hit by a plane that went off the runway in Colombia

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5 more people were injured in the accident that took place in the city of Santa Marta.

One child died and five more people were injured as a result of an accident that occurred last Sunday at the Santa Marta airport, in the Colombian department of Magdalena, in which a light aircraft left the runway .

“An airplane type SF50 Cirrus with registration HK5342 of the company Panamerican Training Center – PTC left the runway of the Santa Marta airport during the takeoff run “, indicated the Technical Directorate of Accident Investigation through its Twitter account.

From the Special Administrative Unit of Civil Aeronautics they reported that six people were on board the aircraft at the time of the accident.

According to local media and images recorded at the scene, the plane broke the fence that delimits the airport and ended up in a beach area, where it crashed into a tree and hit some people.

The Civil Aviation indicated that, as a consequence of these events, a three-year-old boy died and four people were injured, including a minor.

For her part, the commander of the Santa Marta Metropolitan Police, Colonel Adriana Paz , specified that the number of wounded was five. “We have to report the loss of life of a child of approximately two years who was not on the aircraft, who was a passerby in the place where he appeared, this aircraft collided with the tree. And in the same way we have five people who were traveling or being transported on the plane” who were injured, he stated.

The causes of the event are currently unknown.

Plane left the runway of the Santa Marta airport and hit a tourist who was on the beach. There are five injured in this accident. pic.twitter.com/QuR1rAFOCj

— Roger Urieles (@Rogeruv) October 11, 2022

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