Bodies of Ecuadorian soldiers returned home

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Families mourn as the bodies of military personnel killed when an air force plane crashed into an Amazon mountainside, are returned to Quito.

QUITO, ECUADOR (Reuters) - The first set of coffins carrying the bodies of soldiers whose military plane crashed into a mountainside in Pastaza province in the Amazon are returned to their families in Quito.

All 22 on board were killed when the plane crashed.

Most of the soldiers were due to participate in a parachuting exercise when their plane went down.

The location of the crash has made extracting the bodies difficult, and the cause of the accident is under investigation.

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