An American family of five were killed along with seven others when the single engine Cessna aircraft they were in crashed in the mountains of Costa Rica.

The small plane carrying 10 American tourists and two local crew members crashed and burst into flames in a wooded area in in Guanacaste, northwest Costa Rica, the government reported Sunday.

Five of the victims were identified as Americans Bruce, Irene, Matthew, William and Zachary Steinberg, Diario Las Americas reported. Media reports said the family was from Scarsdale, N.Y.

“It is a tragedy that the Drs. Mitchell Weiss and Leslie Weiss and their two children, Hannah and Ari, died in that terrible crash,” he said. “They were a wonderful family who will be missed.” – Fox News

Featured image by Costa Rican Public Safety Ministry

Costa Rica plane crash victims include New York family

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