TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Five foreigners including the pilot died on Saturday when their private plane crashed into the sea shortly after taking off from Roatan island, a tourist destination on the Atlantic coast of Honduras, local authorities said.
- Other Media news - Officials gave conflicting accounts of the victims'; nationalities. Armed forces spokesman Jose Domingo Meza said four of the victims were from the United States and the fifth victim';s nationality had yet to be determined, Reuters reported.
Local emergency services initially said the victims included four Canadians and another victim of unknown nationality.
Local authorities did not immediately offer a cause for the accident.
The Piper PA-32-260 plane was headed to the tourist port city of Trujillo, about 80 kilometers (49.71 miles) from Roatan, a picturesque island frequented by tourists from the United States, Canada and Europe, authorities said.