Plane Crash in Costa Rica


A Jewish Scarsdale family of five on vacation in Costa Rica were among a dozen people killed when their small plane crashed in the woods along the country’s Pacific coast Sunday afternoon.

Bruce Steinberg, 50; his 51-year-old wife, Irene; and their children — Matthew, William and Zachary — along with five other American tourists and two crew members died when the Cessna 208B Grand Caravan went down, officials said.

Enio Cubillo, director of Costa Rica Civil Aviation, said the Nature Air charter flight took off just after noon from the resort town of Punta Islita on the Pacific coast and was headed for the Central American nation’s capital of San Jose when it crashed in a wooded area, killing all on board.

“The government of Costa Rica deeply regrets the death of 10 American passengers and two Costa Rican pilots,” President Luis Guillermo Solis Rivera said in a statement.