UN Plane Crashes In Haiti With 6-10 Onboard

A surveillance plane assigned to the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Haiti crashed Friday near the border with the Dominican Republic with 6 to 10 military personnel on board, the United Nations said.

U.N. spokeswoman Michele Montas said the Uruguayan plane went down in rugged terrain west of Fonds-Verrettes.

Rescue teams have been sent to the area on foot, because there are no roads in the area. It was not known whether there were any survivors.

The 9,000-strong U.N. peacekeeping force has been in Haiti since a 2004 rebellion ousted former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.


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