Plane with 14 people on board crashes in Indian Ocean

A plane with 14 people on board crashed in the Indian Ocean archipelago on Saturday.

Rescuers in the Comoros scrambled to find any survivors from the crash of the AB Aviation plane.

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Airline AB Aviation said its small Cessna plane disappeared from the radar about 2.5 kilometres (1.6 miles) from its destination during its flight between the capital Moroni and the city of Fomboni on the island of Moheli.

“Search operations have begun to find the aircraft’s debris in the coastal area of Djoiezi,” the Comorian transport ministry said in a statement, according to NDTV.

The Comorian government confirmed that the 12 passengers on board were Comorian, while the two pilots were Tanzanian.

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