Four people were killed and one person was injured in a plane crash on the outskirts of the Sri Lankan capital city of Colombo early on Friday. The plane, which belonged to the country's air force, was reportedly flying in low-visibility conditions, according to local media reports.
Gihan Seneviratne, a Sri Lankan air force spokesperson, reportedly said that the plane crashed at around 6:30 a.m. Friday (8 p.m. EST, Thursday) near the city of Authrugiriyam -- about 12 miles east of Colombo -- after the pilot reported difficulty in locating the landing strip due to dense fog.
The injured person is being treated for severe burns at a hospital in the capital, according to local media reports. A spokesperson for the Sri Lankan police said that no one living near the crash site was injured.