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American injured in Belize plane crash

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While the pilot escaped unscathed, his female passenger sustained head injuries and was listed in critical but stable condition in hospital.

BELMOPAN, Belize, Monday March 17, 2014 – Civil aviation officials were continuing investigations Saturday into the crash of a two-seater single engine aircraft at the Punta Gorda airstrip on Friday.

The authorities say that while the pilot Michael Bogacz escaped unscathed, his female passenger Jennifer Sobre had been taken to the Punta Gorda Hospital in a critical, but stable condition.

Police Inspector Ernel Dominquez said that the plane crashed near the compound of the Ministry of Works and suffered extensive damage to its front, wings and tail end.

He said the authorities are working on the theory that the plane developed mechanical problems while in the area of the airstrip and was forced to crash land.

“As a result of the impact, the passenger at the time, who is a female American national accompanying the male pilot, received injuries to the head. The pilot, an American, escaped unhurt. The matter is under investigation,” he added.

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