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Six killed in Mexican air force plane accident in Veracruz

Monday, February 22, 2021, 09:57 GMT+7
Six killed in Mexican air force plane accident in Veracruz
The wreckage of an airplane of Mexican Air Force is pictured after a crash near El Lencero airport in Emiliano Zapata municipality, in Veracruz state, Mexico February 21, 2021. Photo: Reuters

MEXICO CITY -- Six members of Mexico’s military died in an accident on Sunday morning involving a Mexican air force plane in the southeastern state of Veracruz, the country’s Defense Ministry said.

The accident occurred as the Learjet 45 aircraft was taking off around 9:45 a.m. from an airport in the municipality of Emiliano Zapata, the ministry said in a statement.

The six victims have not been identified, and the military will carry out an investigation, the ministry added.

It was not clear how many were aboard the plane.

Reuters

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