Paraguayan lawmaker, 3 others die in plane crash | Inquirer News

Paraguayan lawmaker, 3 others die in plane crash

/ 02:36 PM December 03, 2023

Paraguayan lawmaker and three others die in plane crash


ASUNCION — A Paraguayan lawmaker and three other people died in a plane crash in the South American country on Saturday, December 2, local police said.

The plane crashed soon after takeoff some 180 km (112 miles) from Asuncion and killed Walter Harms, a legislator for the ruling Colorado party, and three men who were part of his team, according to the police report.


“I received with deep pain the sad news about the passing of our colleague, friend, and brother of dreams Walter Harms,” Paraguay’s Vice-president Pedro Alliana said on the social media platform X (formerly Twitter).

READ: Plane crash in Brazil’s Amazon state leaves 14 dead – CNN

Images on social media showed burning wreckage in a field. According to the police report, the plane hit a tree during takeoff and erupted in flames while falling to the ground.

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