Lonely Planet Writer

Ten killed in Uruguayan plane explosion

Punta del Este, Uruguay.
Punta del Este, Uruguay. Image by Jimmy Baikovicius / CC BY-SA 2.0

A plane exploded shortly after it took off from Punta del Este, Uruguay on Friday, killing all passengers on board – nine Argentines and one Portuguese woman. The plane was headed to San Fernando in northern Buenos Aires, Argentina. The aircraft had taken off as normal, but soon lost contact with air control before an explosion was heard by locals. Read more: argentinaindependent.com