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One Chinese killed in air crash in Namibia

Updated: 2013-12-01 08:18
( China Daily)

A Chinese passenger was among 34 people killed when a Mozambique Airlines plane en route to Angola crashed in a game park in northeastern Namibia killing all on board, Namibian police said on Saturday.

Flight TM 470 left Maputo on Friday for the Angolan capital of Luanda with 28 passengers and six crew members onboard when it lost contact with air traffic controllers.

One Chinese killed in air crash in Namibia

Photo taken on Nov 30, 2013 shows the crash site of a Mozambican plane at the Bwabwata National Park in northeast Namibia. A Brazilian-made Mozambique Airlines passenger aircraft crashed into remote lush forests in northeast Namibia on Saturday, killing 27 passengers and 6 crew members on board, authorities of both countries have confirmed. [Photo/Xinhua]

Namibian Police Force Deputy Commissioner Willy Bampton said rescue workers had found burned-out wreckage of the aircraft in the dense bush of Bwabwata National Park, near the borders with Angola and Botswana.

In a statement on its website, Mozambique Airlines listed the nationalities of the passengers on Flight TM470 as 10 Mozambicans, nine Angolans, five Portuguese, one French, one Brazilian and one Chinese.

The flight left the Mozambican capital of Maputo at 11:26 am on Friday and had been due to arrive in Luanda at 2 pm.

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