Plane carrying 11 passengers crashes in forest with ‘no survivors likely’

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An aircraft carrying 11 people has crashed into a forest during a storm.

It is said to be unlikely that any of the 11 survived after the plane went down near to Nanga Eboko in Cameroon.

Authorities have said the tragic incident occurred at around 2pm (local time) on Wednesday (May 11).

A major storm hit the country's capital Yaoundé late afternoon, causing the plane to lose signal.

Authorities sent both air and land rescue teams after the craft disappeared.

Those rescue teams have no reached the wreckage but it remains highly unlikely that anyone has made it out alive.

A list of the names of those onboard has now been released: "Dicka Endalle Estelle, Kesseng Jean Charles, Pewite Nkwenti Serge, Tchehou Tchakounte Serge, Asu Rudolf, Baban Andre, Kouayep Armand, Ndanjo Gadinga Celetsine Tchatua Ernest."

Some of those are airline personnel whereas others are workers for the Cameroon Oil Transportation Company (COTCO).

Authorities have not yet revealed which airline the plane belonged to, but they did release some images of the crash site.

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