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Plane Carrying Two Danish Journalists Missing

April 21, 1990

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) _ Air and land rescue teams searched dense, mountainous jungle in southern Costa Rica Friday for a light plane carrying two Danish journalists who were making a film about the country’s national parks.

The single-engine Cessna disappeared Monday after leaving San Jose for Corcovado National Park, according to Civil Aviation operations chief Jose Trejos. He said the search began about three hours after the plane disappeared.

Park director Eliecer Arce identified the journalists as Johnny Kosten, 45, and Bo Kristian Pedersen, 38. He said they had been filming in the area for Danish TV for three weeks. Their Costa Rican pilot was Miguel Cespedes, 35.

Meanwhile in Panama, divers on Friday brought up the last of 20 victims of a plane crash in the Pacific, civil aviation authorities there said.

The victims included four Americans.

A 14-year-old French boy and a Swiss woman were the only survivors of the Wednesday crash of the Aeroperlas Twin Otter aircraft.

The wreckage lay 90 feet down a mile north of Contadora Island. The plane crashed after taking off from the tourist island for Panama City.

A U.S. Embassy official identified the Americans as Panama Canal pilot Karl Heck and his wife, Anita, both of Panama City; Lisa Langlow, 34, whose family lives in Fox Island, Wash.; and Richard Dobson Poux, also of Washington state. No other ages or hometowns were available, he said, speaking on condition of anonymity.