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Costa Rican authorities raid Nature Air offices in Dec. 31 crash probe

From Reuters - January 8, 2018

SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Costa Rican authorities raided the offices of Nature Air on Monday, part of the investigation into a New Years Eve plane crash that killed two Costa Rican pilots and 10 Americans.

Chief investigator Walter Espinoza told reporters that the offices of Costa Ricas civil aviation agency were also raided, describing both operations as routine to collect information.

He said it is still too soon to speculate on what caused the Cessna 208B Grand Caravan to plummet from the sky shortly after takeoff in the mountainous area off the Punta Islita beach town in the province of Guanacaste, about 140 miles (230 km) west of the capital San Jose.

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