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Sunday April 20, 2014

Plane Crash Kills 8 in Coahuilla

Plane Crash Kills 8 in Coahuilla

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Eight people were killed when a small plane hit a commercial building and then crashed into some warehouses in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila, the Excelsior newspaper reported on its Web site Sunday.

The eight-seat Hawker 800 crashed into an empty warehouse in an industrial park, the Coahuila Attorney General’s Office said.

Six men, including the two pilots, and two women died in the crash, Excelsior said.

The plane’s pilot was Alfonso Andre Reymond and the co-pilot was Israel Cabrera Hernandez, the newspaper said.

Journalist Antonio Davila Campos, his wife, Irma Lopez, and their 10-year-old son were among those who died in the accident, Excelsior said.

The plane was flying from Cozumel Island in Quintana Roo state to Plan de Guadalupe International Airport outside Saltillo, the capital of Coahuila, investigators said.

State emergency management office and emergency services personnel, as well as firefighters from the cities of Ramos Arizpe and Saltillo, responded to the crash and extinguished a fire that started at the industrial park.

Emergency services workers needed more than four hours to recover the bodies, which were taken to the coroner’s office.


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