Cargo plane crashes in Puerto Rico; 2 die

The Associated Press says that a cargo plane loaded with bread crashed in a lagoon near Puerto Rico’s international airport today and both crew members died.

The plane identified as a Convair 440 had just taken off when the pilot told air traffic control that the plane was having engine trouble, said Juan Rivera, spokesman for the Luiz Munoz Marin airport. AP said it was returning to the airport when it crashed, killing both people aboard, Rivera said. Officials earlier said three had died.

The plane was operated by Florida-based Jet One Express and was bound for the Caribbean island of St Maarten.

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