12 people killed, including 10 U.S. citizens, in plane crash in Costa Rica

Costa Rican authorities say 12 people are dead in a plane crash and 10 of the passengers were U.S. citizens. The other two killed are local crewmembers. 

The plane crashed in a wooded area on Sunday. 

The Public Safety Ministry posted photographs and video of the crash site showing burning wreckage of the plane in Guanacaste, northwest Costa Rica.

A statement from the ministry said 10 foreign passengers and two Costa Rican crew members were aboard the plane belonging to Nature Air. It said the plane had taken off nearby.

Authorities did not immediately release any names or details on the home countries of the passengers