Aircraft in crash linked to drugs

Law enforcement officers suspect that a single-engine plane that crashed and burst into flames Thursday afternoon in the hills above Playa Garza on the Pacific coast was involved with drug trafficking.

Two persons died in the crash, which was unusual because of the fire and thick black smoke produced. Police reported that the aircraft had taken off from an unofficial air stripe nearby. The location is between Nosara And Sámara

The crash was not easily explained because there was plenty of open land for an emergency landing. One suggestion is that the plane was overloaded and became a victim of a stall which would have caused the plunge unless the pilot could compensate. A stall in an aircraft means that the wings lose the ability to maintain the craft in flight.

The victims have not yet been identified. Police said that the ownership of the aircraft could not be done immediately.

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