Colombian officials say a plane crashed in a jungle region of the country and at least 10 people are believed to have died.

The director of operations for Colombia's civil aeronautics agency says at least three bodies have been recovered and officials are trying to identify the victims.

Col. Juan Carlos Rocha says the plane was reported missing at about 3 p.m. (2000 GMT) Saturday on a flight from Araracuara to Florencia in the country's southwest. Officials are trying to determine why it crashed in the Puerto Santander region.