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Four German Tourists Die In Namibian Plane Crash

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A German family and their South African pilot died Tuesday when their plane crashed on takeoff on the river island of Impalila in northeast Namibia, local authorities said.

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The four tourists were travelling in a Cessna 210, which crashed on one of the banks of the Zambezi River, police said.

 

“There were four occupants plus a pilot and all died on impact,” Inspector Elifas Kuwinga said in a statement.

The island is in the Kavango-Zambezi Game Reserve, a unique ecological site that also extends into Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

 

There are many lodges in the area for safari tourists. Namibia, a sparsely populated country in South West Africa, is renowned for its wildlife and spectacular coastal desert.

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