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Eleven dead in Tanzania plane crash: aviation company

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Eleven people have died after a plane belonging to a safari company crashed in northern Tanzania, according to the aircraft's owners, Coastal Aviation.

“We are deeply saddened to report that eleven people have died after a single-plane accident this morning in Northern Tanzania,” the company said in a statement published on its website.

“Obviously, we are in shock. This is devastating,” confirmed Coastal Aviation Managing Director Julian Edmunds.

“I fly our planes regularly. I have the utmost faith in our crew and our equipment. On behalf of the entire team at Coastal, we will be doing everything we can to assist the pending investigation. Nothing is more important to us thanpassenger safety,” he added.