Five People, Including Four Americans, Killed When Plane Crashes Into Sea After Takeoff from Honduras

Four Americans were among the dead when a small plane crashed into the sea off a popular tourist destination in Honduras on Saturday, officials said. (Honduras Fire Department)

Five people, including four Americans, were killed when a small plane crashed into the sea shortly after takeoff from an airport in Honduras on Saturday, according to officials.

The crash happened off Roatán island, a tourist destination on the Atlantic coast of Honduras.

The Piper PA-32-260 plane was headed to the tourist port city of Trujillo, about 49 miles from Roatán, an island frequented by tourists from the United States, Canada and Europe, authorities told Reuters.

A State Department spokesperson confirmed to Fox News that four Americans were among the dead, and the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa is “providing all appropriate consular assistance.”

“We express our condolences to all those affected by this tragedy,” a spokesperson said. “We extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.”

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SOURCE: Fox News, Travis Fedschun