More than two dozen people dead as plane crashes into mountains in Japan

The Japanese government said Saturday it has killed more than two hundred people and wounded more than 1,000 in a massive plane crash into a mountain range.

The government said it did not know how many people were killed and wounded, but said at least one person was dead and four injured.

It said it was investigating how many died and injured.

The plane, which crashed on the island of Hokkaido, was carrying passengers from Japan’s Fukuoka prefecture to a nearby island where they were staying.

Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said it appeared that the plane, a Mitsubishi Lancer, had been hit by a landslide and that the wreckage was scattered in various parts of the mountains.

“The plane that crashed is a Mitsubsubishi aircraft,” Suga told reporters in Tokyo.

The aircraft is the largest single-engine jetliner ever built, and has a wingspan of more than 12 feet (3 meters).

Suga also said the plane could have been carrying more than 300 people.

There were no immediate reports of casualties from the crash.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.