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Tropicair Cessna crashed in Papua New Guinea; at least three killed

KIMUSI, Papua New Guinea, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- At least three people were killed when a Tropicair airplane crashed into a river in Papua New Guinea, authorities said.

The single-engine Cessna Caravan was flying from Kimusi to Purari Monday when it crashed, the Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported.

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Ten people were on board the flight and the survivors were taken to a nearby health clinic.

The victims included two Papua New Guinean nationals and one 38-year-old Australian man.

Rescuers were attempting to retrieve the victims' bodies from the wreckage Tuesday, the ABC said.

The cause of the crash had not been reported.

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