Monday, June 24, 2024

1 pilot dead after crop-dusting planes collide in Chihuahua

One pilot died yesterday in a collision between two crop-dusting aircraft over a Chihuahua cornfield.

The accident occurred at 9:00am in the western Chihuahua municipality of Namiquipa. The victim, identified as Jesús Manuel Pacheco Armenta, was found lying beside his plane, while the second pilot was found severely injured inside the cockpit.

Jesús Gumaro López Trevedan was rushed to a nearby hospital in the town of El Terrero.

The civil aeronautics office in investigating.

There were reports of a second plane crash yesterday in the state, triggering a joint air and land search operation by the three levels of government.

Residents of the southern part of the state near the border with Durango reported seeing an aircraft flying low and in flames. The sighting was followed by the report of a crash near an area known as El Campestre y las Cribas.

Three aircraft participated in the search operation covering a 200-square-kilometer area near the Parral-Matamoros highway, but no sign of a crash was found.

Source: Milenio (sp)

Have something to say? Paid Subscribers get all access to make & read comments.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen announces the new sanctions against La Nueva Familia Michoacana, speaking at a podium

US announces new sanctions targeting members of La Nueva Familia Michoacana

2
U.S. officials said the sanctions target leaders, lieutenants and an assassin working for the criminal organization La Nueva Familia Michoacana.
A fisherman points out the bubbling "water eye" in the ocean off Cozumel Island, with a cruise ship and another fishing boat in the background.

Churning ‘water eye’ appears off coast of Cozumel Island in Quintana Roo

0
The phenomenon is a result of the Yucatán Peninsula's unusual geology.
A person pours water on his face under blazing sun

Heat-related death toll climbs to 155, more than doubling in 3 weeks

0
Tabasco and Veracruz account for nearly half of all heat-related fatalities in the country so far this year.