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Posted at: Aug 27, 2015, 11:10 AM; last updated: Aug 27, 2015, 11:10 AM (IST)

Three dead in Peru plane crash

Lima, August 27

A small plane with three people onboard crashed near Peru capital Lima, police said.

Those who died in the crash on Wednesday have been identified as Julio Henry Gomez, Juan Leon Acosta and Miguel Angel Panduro, Xinhua reported quoting General Salvador Iglesias, the head of police for Lima.

Iglesias said the plane was crashed in the hill in Villa Maria del Triunfo district.

The belongings of the pilot included an ID card for Servicios Aereos Tarapoto, an airline located in the country's Amazon region.

The rescue teams found the plane completely destroyed and remains of the three people among the wreckage.

Experts from the Peruvian airforce and officials from the country's public ministry are leading a technical investigation to determine the causes of the crash.

—IANS

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