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At Least 40 Killed in Peru Plane Crash

A Peruvian airliner carrying 100 passengers and crew members has crashed near the northeastern jungle town of Pucallpa, killing at least 40 people.

Officials say TANS Airlines Flight 204 went down Tuesday while attempting an emergency landing during a severe storm.

Police at the scene say foreign nationals are among the dead, including at least one Italian and an American.

Officials say at least 52 people survived the accident, with most being treated in area hospitals.

One surviving passenger said the aircraft appeared to have been affected by bad weather and that 10 minutes before it was due to land in Pucallpa, it began to shake. The plane had left Lima for Pucallpa en route to Iquitos.

Last week, a Colombian airliner carrying French citizens from Martinique crashed in Venezuela, killing all 160 on board.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.