Plane crash kills 5 in northern Mexico

08:52, July 08, 2010      

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A plane crash killed 5 people on Wednesday morning, including the mayor of Piedras Negras and two officers of Coahuila state, in north of Mexico, bordering with the United States, official sources said.

According to the preliminary reports, Piedras Negras Mayor Jose Manuel Maldonado, Public Works Director Horacio del Bosque Davila and Civil Protection Director Ricardo Garza, as well as the pilot Juan Roberto Rendon and photographer David Chavira died in the crash.

The crash occurred when the plane was flying over La Fragua, Centenario and Rio Escondido dams, which are full of water due to the rains caused by hurricane Alex.

The owner company of the plane, confirmed the crash and said it happened because it was flying low and did a slope for the officers to see the dams.

Apparently one wing of the plane hit an object, which made it fall down.

The flight was aimed to inspect the water level in those dams, where flooding threats many regions in the state.

Source: Xinhua


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