Enio Cubillo, director of Costa Rica Civil Aviation, said the Nature Air charter flight was heading for the capital of San Jose when it crashed.
The week's best news, sport, weather and animal photos, from Christmas preparations to the run-up to New Year's Day 2018.
The US Navy will reportedly continue to provide technical support from the US, even after search operations have been shuttered.
The baby boy's head remained inside his mother, Reina Natalia Valazquez, and was later delivered naturally along at a hospital in Tartagal, northwest Argentina.
Syrian Refugee Support Group of Calgary members will donate blood and recruit new donors on New Year's Day to help during the Canadian blood shortage.
DNA tests confirmed Domingo Bulacio was the father of the children born by his victim, named locally as Antonia. The eight children were fathered over a 22-year-period.
Former President Alberto Fujimori has finally apologised to Peruvians for the wrongs committed under his government in the 1990s.
Argentina's navy called off the search for the ARA San Juan 15 days after the submarine went missing with 44 crew members on board.
Guatemala was one of nine nations that voted with the United States and Israel when the UN General Assembly overwhelmingly adopted a non-binding resolution denouncing Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
After taking office in 2012, President Enrique Pena Nieto pledged to curb gang violence but the official data proves it has not had any effect.
Families reunite on the festive occasion and decorate the Christmas tree with colourful twinkling lights.
The bodies of Clara, a fitness instructor, along with eight-year-old Karina and Yesenia, 7, were found in the family's Kelowna home in British Columbia.
IBTimes UK rounds up the year's best animal photos, from baby elephants and polar bear cubs to cheeky squirrels and pampered pet dogs.
The glittery event showing Santa riding his sleigh to distribute gifts to children will be broadcast live on winter wonderland Rovaniemi's official Facebook page.
President Raul Castro announced he plans to stay in office till April 2018 after Irma delayed the party's election process.
IBTimes UK asked 12 Getty Images photojournalists to choose their most memorable photo of the year and tell us the story behind the picture.