An airplane has crashed in Bolivia's northern Amazon region, killing
at least eight of the 18 people on board,BBCreports.
The pilot and the co-pilot have survived but are in a serious condition.
The turboprop plane caught fire as it landed at around 16:00 local
time (20:00 GMT) in the remote town of Riberalta, near the border with
A spokesman for the Bolivian airline Aerocon said that the plane had
suffered technical problems.
"As they were landing, on touchdown, the plane had some kind of
problem that led to fire," spokesman Nelson Kinn told Agence
"The people who died sustained multiple injuries and burns."
The Fairchild Metroliner airplane was flying from the town of Trinidad
to Riberalta, both in Beni department.
President Evo Morales expressed his condolences to the relatives of
the victims and ordered "a thorough investigation".
The accident took place in heavy rain.