A airplane crash in a distant mountain area in northern Mexico claimed the lives of all 13 individuals on board, together with a household of 5 that have been flying again from watching a boxing match in Las Vegas, authorities and native media stated on Monday.
The wreckage of the airplane that took off from Las Vegas on Sunday was discovered through aerial surveillance within the northern municipality of Ocampo, the federal government of Coahuila state stated in a press release.
printed on native tv community Milenio confirmed what it stated have been the burnt remnants of the airplane, damaged into items, unfold over charred earth.
Mexican media reported that the passengers had been to a boxing match between Mexican boxer Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and U.S. fighter Daniel Jacobs in Las Vegas on Saturday.
The nationalities of the victims weren’t instantly clear. The surnames of the three crew and 10 passengers printed by the Coahuila authorities have been all Hispanic.
The victims have been between 19 and 57 years outdated, in accordance with a model of the passenger checklist printed in Mexican media.
Newspaper Diario de Yucatan stated on its web site that among the many victims have been 55-year-old businessman Luis Octavio Reyes Dominguez, his spouse, and their three youngsters.
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In a press release, Canada’s Bombardier Inc recognized the jet as a Challenger 601 and stated the airplane had gone lacking about 150 nautical miles from the northern Mexican metropolis of Monclova.
Expressing its condolences to the victims, the corporate stated it had been in contact with Canada’s transportation security board and would work with the investigating authorities.
Alvarez was saddened to listen to of the crash.
“I deeply lament the horrible accident of the airplane coming from Vegas,” he wrote on Twitter on Monday. “I’m deeply grateful for the assist of all of the individuals who journey to see my fights. My prayers are with their households.”
Mexico‘s civil aviation authority stated the plane departed Las Vegas shortly earlier than three p.m. native time. Almost two hours later, Monterrey misplaced observe of the jet and was unable to make contact with pilots, it stated in a press release.
Mexican broadcaster Televisa stated that the pilot had supposed to descend to keep away from a storm.
Francisco Martinez, an emergency companies official in Coahuila, instructed Milenio current hostile climate circumstances would type a part of the investigation into the crash. Nonetheless, he stopped in need of saying climate had prompted it.