Three passengers traveling on a plane were killed after their aircraft crashed into the maintenance area of the Aurora Zoo, in Guatemala. One of the zoo workers also suffered second and third degree burns according to the reports of local officials. The cause was due to technical problems which disabled the plane’s flight pattern system, said aeronautics regulators.
The three victims were later identified as Oscar Calderon (the pilot), Cristian Berni, and Alex Quezada. The zoo worker, Rodrigo Aspuac, was injured after the crash and was immediately brought to Roosevelt Hospital to treat his severe burn wounds.
Besides the tail of the plane, the plane was destroyed into pieces. The damage caused both the close of the park and of two streets surrounding it. None of the zoo animals were injured or displaced.
Authorities evacuated a total of 80 people from the park, including workers and visitors.