Saturday, June 22, 2024

Air ambulance crash kills 4 in Morelos

Four crew members of an air ambulance were killed in a crash in Morelos on Wednesday, state authorities said.

A light plane came down in the municipality of Temixco in the early afternoon, according to a statement posted to social media by the Morelos Civil Protection agency (CEPCM).

Air ambulance crash in Morelos
The site of an air ambulance crash in Morelos. (Screen captures)

Citing preliminary information, it said that four crew members were killed. The news magazine Proceso reported that the victims were three men and one woman.

The accident occurred near the Cuernavaca airport, which is located in Temixco. Photos posted to social media by the CEPCM showed smoke rising from a scrubby hill near other hills covered with trees.

The agency didn’t mention the cause of the accident, but said that the state Attorney General’s Office is investigating. Civil Protection personnel, soldiers, National Guard officers and police responded to the crash.

Proceso said that the aircraft – reportedly a Learjet 35 – may have been approaching the Cuernavaca airport to land.

The aviation news website Transponder 1200 reported that witnesses suggested that excess speed may have been a factor in the accident.

With reports from Proceso, El Financiero and MVS Noticias 

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