Haiti plane crash kills all six on board

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All six people on board a private plane, including two American missionaries, have been killed when the aircraft crashed in Haiti, southwest of capital Port-au-Prince.

The plane went down on Friday night on the way from an airport in Port-au-Prince to the southern coastal city of Jacmel, the Miami Herald reported, citing a statement by the National Civil Aviation Office (NCAO).

The cause of the crash was not immediately known.

The US-based organisation Gospel to Haiti posted on its Facebook page that two of its group members, American citizens Trent Hostelter, 35, and John Miller, 43, were killed in the crash.

The identities of the other four passengers were not immediately released by officials.

Hostelter's wife and three children had taken an earlier flight on a small plane. Because there was not enough room on the flight, he stayed behind with Miller to catch the next plane, the group said.

Gospel to Haiti said the group had decided to take a small private plane due to the "unrest" in Port-au-Prince, where violence has spiked in recent weeks as rival groups battle with one another or the police for control of the streets, displacing thousands and worsening the country's humanitarian crisis.

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