Saturday, 19 October 2013

7 Bodies recovered at site of Mexico plane crash

Seven bodies had been recovered as of Friday from the wreckage of a light plane that crashed four days ago in northwestern Mexico with 14 people on board.

The recovery work resumed early Friday after a halt forced by bad weather in the Sierra de la Giganta mountain range, officials of the Baja California Sur state government told Efe.

The seven recovered bodies were taken to the arena at the port of Loreto, and in the coming hours will be moved to the state capital of La Paz, where genetic identification tests will be made.

DNA samples were taken Thursday from family members of the victims to enable identification, since the bodies in the plane were charred beyond recognition.

The plane, a single-engine Cessna 208-B operated by Aeroservicio Guerrero, went missing on Monday just 25 minutes after taking off from Loreto on a flight to Ciudad Constitucion.

The plane was authorized to fly despite adverse weather conditions in Baja California Sur due to Tropical Storm Octave.

Aboard the aircraft were 13 passengers - mostly members of the same family, including two minors - and the pilot.

Friday 18 October 2013


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