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A plane with 11 passengers, which belongs to a private company that maintains hydrocarbon pipelines, crashed today in a forest in central Cameroon, as announced by the Ministry of Transport of the African country.
The plane disappeared from radar in the afternoon and its wreckage was found a few hours later in a forest near the Nanga-Eboko area, about 150 kilometers northeast of the capital Yaounde.
Rescue workers have rushed to the scene of the crash to determine if there are any survivors, a Cameroonian transport ministry official told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity.
The aircraft was chartered by Cameroon Oil Transportation Company SA (COTCO), the same official said. COTCO is responsible for the maintenance of a pipeline between Cameroon and neighboring Chad.
It had taken off from Yaounde Nsimalen International Airport bound for Bellambo in eastern Cameroon.