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22 feared dead after Ecuadorian army plane crashes

The plane crashed 90 miles south-east of Ecuador's capital, Quinto
The plane crashed 90 miles south-east of Ecuador's capital, Quinto

Twenty-two people are feared dead after an Ecuadorian military plane crashed south-east of the capital of Quito.

Ecuador's army said in a statement that the Israeli-made Arava cargo plane was being used for parachute training when it crashed about 90 miles south-east of the capital.

President Rafael Correa's official Twitter account expressed "deep sorrow" and said he was waiting for a full report on possible victims.

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