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Category: <span>Côte d’Ivoire</span>

Single Engine Plane Crashes in Cote d’Ivoire, UN Attempts Rescue

What: Aéro-club d’Abidjan Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II
Where: Near Daloa Airport, Cote d’Ivoire
When: Nov 14, 2011 5 p.m.
Who: 4 aboard, 4 fatalities
Why: After taking off from Daloa, the Aero-club-owned Cessna crashed.

Witnesses say the pilot was clearly in trouble and the plane made several pirouettes in the air before falling.

Initially there was one survivor who died in the hospital. The UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire responded to the scene of the crash, and the UN’s Bangladeshi batallion (BANBATT) assisted in the recovery.

The pilot was a local pilot. The three white foreigners have not been identified but one had been hired by a local logging company.

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