Prosecutor’s Office of Mexico’s Chihuahua State said a Cessna light aircraft had crashed killing the pilot and five passengers.
Six people were killed when a small plane crashed in a mountainous area of northern Mexico, authorities said Tuesday.
Emergency workers recovered the bodies of the pilot and five passengers in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua, the local state prosecutors office said.
Officials from the State Investigation Agency “located in the Balleza region a Cessna-type plane that had crashed, with the pilot and five lifeless passengers,” the Chihuahua prosecutors office said in a statement.
Investigators found in the municipality of Balleza a crashed Cessna aircraft with the bodies of the pilot and five passengers”, the office said in a statement.
State prosecutor Cesar Augusto Peniche added that all the people onboard were the members of one family.
One woman and four children are among the victims, Milenio news outlet reported, citing state authorities. According to the news outlet, the crash of the aircraft occurred on a hill between the El Tule and Parral limits.
The Prosecutor’s Office said the day before the plane took off from the municipality of Camargo in the direction of Guasave (Sinaloa State), but did not arrive at its destination.
On Tuesday morning, an aerial search operation discovered its wreckage near the border of the states of Chihuahua and Sinaloa.