13 killed as missing private jet found crashed in Mexico
Mexico : No survivors have been found after a private jet has been found crashed in northern Mexico.
The jet was carrying 3 crew member and 10 travellers who were returning from a trip that included seeing a boxing match between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs on the Las Vegas Strip, local media reported.
The debris of the plane was located in a remote mountainous area in the municipality of Ocampo on Monday, the Coahuila state government said.
The names and nationalities of the victim passengers have not been revealed yet; the authorities are now trying to find the reason behind the crash.
The jet was expected to land Sunday evening in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey after leaving Las Vegas in the afternoon, but it went missing as the flight controllers lost contact with the plane over Coahuila. Post search during the weekend, the plane wreckage was found by the search crews.
Alvarez shared his condolences on Monday.
“I deeply lament the terrible accident of the plane coming from Vegas,” he wrote on Twitter. “I’m deeply grateful for the support of all the people who travel to see my fights. My prayers are with their families.”
The plane was registered to Utah-based TVPX, listed as an insurance, customs and trust company.
Canada’s Bombardier Inc. identified the jet as a Challenger 601 in a statement to Reuters.