A plane with 11 people on board crashed into a forest in central Cameroon on Wednesday, the transport ministry said.
Air traffic controllers “lost radio contact with the plane”, which was later located “in the forest” at Nanga Eboko, about 150 kilometers (90 miles) northeast of the capital Yaounde, the ministry said in a statement.
A ministry official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the plane “crashed” and rescuers are “trying to see if it is possible to rescue anyone”.
The plane has been chartered by a private company, the Cameroon Oil Transportation Company (COTCO), which maintains a hydrocarbon pipeline between Cameroon and neighboring Chad, official sources told AFP.
The aircraft, the type and make of which have not been made public, flew from Yaounde-Nsimalen airport to Belabo, in the east of the country, the ministry said.
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