Source Pravda.Ru

Now 40 dead in Peruvian airline crash

The death toll from a plane crash in the northeastern Amazon jungle, the second South American crash in a week, rose to 40, including three Americans, state airline Tans said.

Pravda.ru noted before, that The Boeing 737-200 operated by Tans was carrying 92 passengers and six crew members when it crashed yesterday during a storm outside of Pucallpa, 480 kilometers (300 miles) northwest of Lima.

The crash left 58 survivors, including seven Americans and three Italians, after one of the survivors died in hospital, Tans spokesman Jorge Belevan told reporters in a broadcast on Lima television station Canal N, Bloomberg says.

He said three were missing, presumed dead and 27 of the dead had been identified, including a Spaniard and a Colombian. An American, an Australian and an Italian were still unaccounted for.

“It's unlikely we'll find any more survivors,” Belevan was quoted as saying by Bloomberg.