Rescue workers look for survivors of a Cameroonian plane crash

Yaoundé in Cameroon-Cameroon rescue workers are looking for survivors after a small passenger plane carrying 11 people crashed in a forest in central West Africa, the Ministry of Transport said Thursday.

The aircraft was chartered by the Cameroon Oil Transport Company, which maintains a hydrocarbon pipeline that runs between Cameroon and the adjacent Chad.

The company said in a statement that the plane crashed with nine passengers and two crew members from Yaoundé-Nsimalen Airport to Pump No. 2 in northern Donpta. He said air and ground resources were deployed to find the plane after the loss of contact with the plane.

According to the Ministry of Transport, the crash site is in a forest near Nangaeboko, about 150 km (90 miles) northeast of the country’s capital, Yaoundé.

Edwin Kinzeka Moki

Associated Press