18 Oct 2011

Tourists killed in Botswana plane crash

10:43 pm on 18 October 2011

At least eight people are dead after a small plane carrying tourists failed to take off and caught fire in northern Botswana.

The Cessna 208 was carrying nine passengers and two crew members when it crashed in the Okavango Delta region on Tuesday, Reuters reports.

Aviation authorities say four Swedes, two French and two Britons have been killed.

The survivors are being treated for burns.