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Private Jet Crash Kills 2 in Central Mexico

© AFP 2023 / YURI CORTEZAmbulance in Mexico. File photo
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A private jet crashed outside the Toluca International Airport west of the Mexican capital.

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MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) — A private jet crashed on Wednesday outside the Toluca International Airport west of the Mexican capital, killing two people on board, the airport authority said.

The airport’s administration said in a statement the incident was registered at around 3:26 p.m. local time (20:26GMT).

The Lear Jet 25B heading for the northwestern state of Durango. It came down 200 yards outside the airport’s perimeter minutes after the takeoff, killing the pilot and the co-pilot.

The aviation authority has launched an investigation into the incident, the statement read. The airport’s operations were not affected.

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