Peru Tourist Plane Crash Kills Six
The crash involving a Cessna plane occurred around 4:15 p.m. local time in Majoro sector, in Ica department, after the plane took off from the María Reiche airport to fly over the Nazca Lines, a series of ancient geoglyphs that are one of the country’s major tourist attractions.
Emergency officials said that Peruvians Gilberto Zuniga and Ricardo Cardenas, pilot and copilot, were killed in the crash along with Andrew Brown, 30, Gail Cowel, 34, Warren Beckham, and Alex Bowel, 34, all British tourists.
The small plane belonged to the company Air Nasca. Officials are trying to determine the cause of a plane crash.