At least four people died on Wednesday after a twin-engine plane crashed to the ground shortly after taking off from Guaymaral airport in northern Bogotá, the Colombian Civil Aeronautics (Aerocivil) reported.
The device, a Piper PA-31 of registration HK-4686 and operated by the company Aerotaxi Guaymaral, was destined for the city of Villagarzón, in the department of Putumayo, bordering Ecuador.
The information of the Aerocivil details that the flight departed at 15.44 local (20:44 GMT) and “suffered an accident near the Guaymaral Airport, located north of the city.”
The information indicates that “the four occupants of the aircraft perished in the accident”.
The identities of the people traveling on the device were not disclosed.
The firefighters from Bogotá also went to the site as the plane caught fire, while specialized personnel of Civil Aviation Accident Investigation began the investigation to clarify the causes that caused the incident.
The mayor of Bogotá, Claudia López, lamented the accident and said that members of the fire department and the Ministry of Health of the city are already at the scene of the accident “providing support.”
“Our condolences to the families and friends of the victims. Count on Bogotá for the support they require at this difficult time,” Lopez added on Twitter.