Ecuador army
An army plane carrying military personnel crashed Tuesday in Ecuador's Amazon region. In this photo, Ecuadorian Army Special Operation Forces soldiers are reflected in a pond as they stand guard outside the UNASUR (Union of South American Nations) building in Pomasqui, on the outskirts of Quito, Jan. 27, 2016. REUTERS/Guillermo Granja

An army plane crashed in Ecuador's Amazon region Tuesday killing all 22 people on board. The plane, which was carrying 19 military personnel, two pilots and one mechanic, was taking part in a parachuting exercise.

The Israeli-built Arava plane reportedly went down in the Pastaza province of the country’s Amazon region. The cause of the crash remains unknown.

"There are no survivors. Our embrace of solidarity to the families and the armed forces. It is a tragedy," Ecuador's President Rafael Correa said on his Twitter account.

According to BBC, Defense Minister Ricardo Patino and rescue teams are traveling to the crash site.

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