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14 dead in Colombia plane crash, says aviation agency

Colombia's Special Administrative Unit of Civil Aeronautics said there were no survivors of a crash in the plains province of Meta, which occurred after the DC-3 aircraft made a distress call at 10:40 a.m. local time.

Domestic flight made a distress call before going down in plains province of Meta

A DC-3 aircraft is seen in Oklahoma City, Okla., in February 2014. A DC-3 plane crashed in Colombia on Saturday and killed all on board, according to the country's aviation agency. (Paul Hellstern/The Oklahoman via AP)

Fourteen people were killed in a plane crash in the Colombian plains province of Meta on Saturday, the country's civil aviation agency said.

The Special Administrative Unit of Civil Aeronautics said there were no survivors of the crash, which occurred after the DC-3 aircraft made a distress call at 10:40 a.m. local time.

The plane, which is owned by Laser Aereo airlines, was en route from the southern city of San Jose del Guaviare to central Villavicencio, the agency said.

It crashed about midway through its flight, in San Carlos de Guaroa municipality.

The airline said it had no immediate comment.

In a later statement posted on Twitter, the agency named those who had died, including the mayor of a small town in the jungle province of Vaupes.

The aircraft's navigability permissions were up-to-date, as were the medical certifications of its crew, the agency added.