Private jet crashes in Mexico, 14 feared dead

At least 14 feared dead after a business plane from Las Vegas crashes in Mexico

A private jet plane that crashed between Las Vegas and the northern Mexico city of Monterrey had 13 people on board, according its flight plan, the regional government of Mexico's Coahuila state said Monday.

Officials haven't yet been able to inspect the crash site in the border state of Coahuila because the area is mountainous and hard to access, said Fernando Orta of the state's emergency services department.

Unconfirmed reports say 11 passengers and three crew members were on board at the time.

The aircraft was described as a Bombardier Challenger 600 series model, according to local media reports.

A photograph published on local television network Milenio showed what it said were the burnt remnants of the plane, broken into pieces, spread over charred earth.

Local media reported that the passengers were returning from a weekend trip that included seeing the Saul "Canelo" Alvarez fight in the Las Vegas area. It said no survivors were found.

Names of crew and passengers published in local media and sourced to flight information website, listed only Hispanic surnames.

Air-traffic controllers said they lost contact with the Bombardier Challenger 601 jet on Sunday evening, after it abruptly lost altitude over the state of Coahuila, in northern Mexico.

"Everything indicates it is the plane" that went missing, said Miguel Villarreal, head of the Monclova International Airport in Coahuila.



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