One dead, four injured in Mexico plane crash

December 21st, 2008 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS  

Mexico City, Dec 21 (DPA) One person was killed and four were injured when a small plane crashed in northern Mexico Saturday, officials said.The Cessna plane crashed and caught fire less than half a kilometre from the airstrip at the Ramos Arizpe airport in Coahuila state, officials said.

The occupants, reporters and provincial government officials, suffered severe burns and were brought to a clinic in San Diego, California.

Initial indications showed that the motor had stopped working, making it impossible for the pilot to navigate to the airport.

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