Six killed after Colombian military plane crashes

Other News Materials 10 February 2008 15:12 (UTC +04:00)

( dpa ) - Three crew members and three soldiers were killed when a Colombian military aeroplane went down in mountains in the south of the country, El Tiempo newspaper reported Sunday, citing a military spokesman.

The cause of the accident was not yet known.

The military has not ruled out the possibility that rebels could have shot down the propeller-driven craft, which crashed Saturday, but General Jorge Octavio Ardila Silva would not confirm this to El Tiempo.

A patrol of government troops had been sent to the site of the crash, which lies in enemy territory, the general said.