Air force plane crash kills 6 in Mexico’s Veracruz state

Local media reported that the plane left the runway and burst into flames.

Air force plane crash kills 6 in Mexico’s Veracruz state

The wreckage of an airplane of Mexican Air Force is pictured after a crash near El Lencero airport. Reuters photo.

Mexico City, February 22

Six members of Mexico’s military were killed when the plane they were in crashed in the southeastern state of Veracruz.

A statement from Mexico’s Secretary of Defence on Sunday said the accident took place in the morning when the air force’s Learjet 45 was taking off from the airport in the city of Xalapa.

The statement did not say what caused the crashed or how many people were on board the plane. But it said that six members of the military were killed and an investigation was underway.

Local media reported that the plane left the runway and burst into flames.—AP

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