© Reuters. The wreck of a Mexican Air Force aircraft is pictured after a crash near El Lencero Airport in the municipality of Emiliano Zapata
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Six members of the Mexican military died on Sunday morning in an accident involving a Mexican air force plane in the southeastern state of Veracruz, the country’s Defense Ministry said.
The accident occurred when the Learjet 45 aircraft took off from an airport in the Emiliano Zapata municipality at around 9:45 am, the ministry said in a statement.
The six victims have not been identified and the military will conduct an investigation, the ministry added. It wasn’t clear how many were on board the plane.
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