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11 Dead in UN Plane Crash in Haiti

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A United Nations plane with 11 people on board has crashed in Haiti, and U.N. officials say everyone on the flight was killed.

Officials said Friday the plane was on a surveillance flight for the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Haiti when it crashed near the border with the Dominican Republic. The U.N. says the bodies of all 11 passengers and crew members were found at the crash site and that the victims were Uruguayan and Jordanian military personnel.

A statement released late Friday says U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon offers his "heartfelt condolences" to the family members, friends and colleagues of those who died.

An investigation into what caused the crash is under way.

The plane belonged to the Uruguayan contingent of MINUSTAH, as the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Haiti is known. The mission is 9,000-strong and has been in Haiti since 2004.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.