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Four Rescued After Plane Plunges Into River Near Buenos Aires

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A helicopter hovers over a small plane that crashed into the Rio de la Plata close to Colonia, Uruguay, on May 27, 2014. Uruguayan Air Force via EPA

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A dramatic rescue mission was launched Tuesday after a small plane crashed into a river that marks the border between Argentina and Uruguay.

Argentina's government confirmed that five people died and four were injured after an Argentine aircraft crashed in the Rio de la Plata. The four survivors were airlifted to hospital.

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An injured passenger is airlifted to safety by an Argentine navy helicopter after his plane crashed in the Rio de la Plata south of Carmelo, Uruguay, on May 27, 2014.Argentine Security Ministry via AFP - Getty Images

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