NewsPlane emergency landing claims life on Mexico beach

Plane emergency landing claims life on Mexico beach

Plane Crash
Plane Crash
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4:39 AM EST, February 13, 2024, updated: 5:10 AM EST, February 13, 2024

On Sunday, a plane transporting four Canadian skydivers crash-landed on a beach in southern Mexico, resulting in the death of a man who was there with his wife, according to officials. The cause of the crash was not immediately clear, but it seemed the aircraft made an emergency landing and remained mostly intact, authorities reported.

Plane crash: Unfortunate place, unfortunate time

The plane went down in a very populated part of the beach in the town of Puerto Escondido on the Pacific coast. At the time of the emergency landing, it practically fell on the victim. Authorities did not specify the nationality of the victim. The incident occurred mere yards from the shoreline and was even closer to a wooden beach structure, the type commonly utilized for restaurants in Puerto Escondido.

As reported by Reuters, authorities said the man's wife was unhurt

The small aircraft's five passengers, comprising four Canadians and one Mexican, were extracted from the plane and received medical treatment. According to the civil defense office of Oaxaca state, the injured individuals, aged 60, 59, 41, and 35, are in a "stable" condition.

According to Reuters, the state's governor Solomon Jara stated, "We will provide the family of the deceased with all necessary support and accompany them in the face of irreparable loss."

According to Latin News, officials have sealed off the impacted zone, expecting an increase in security measures and potential traffic delays while emergency operations are underway.

The public, including both residents and tourists, is encouraged to steer clear of the crash site and look for other paths until the situation is deemed secure by the authorities.

As reported by Latin News, the circumstances leading to the plane's emergency landing in Puerto Escondido remain unclear, leading to investigations by both local officials and the Mexican Civil Aviation Authority.

Soruce: Reuters, CBS News, Latin News

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