A plane carrying Ecuadorian military personnel crashed Tuesday in the eastern Pastaza province, according to a statement from Ecuador’s army.
Twenty-two people were on board the training flight. President Rafael Correa said in a tweet that all 22 died.
“There are no survivors,” wrote Correa. “It’s a tragedy.”
The cause of the crash was not immediately clear.
It in statement, the army said that the plane and its occupants – two pilots, a mechanic and 19 paratroopers – were taking part in a training exercise.
CNN’s Marilia Brocchetto contributed to this report.