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Air force plane crash kills 6 in Mexico’s Veracruz state

February 22, 2021 GMT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Six members of Mexico’s military were killed when the plane they were in crashed Sunday in the southeastern state of Veracruz.

A statement from Mexico’s Secretary of Defense said the accident took place in the morning when the air force’s Learjet 45 was taking off from the airport in the city of Xalapa.

The statement did not say what caused the crashed or how many people were on board the plane. But it said that six members of the military were killed and an investigation was underway.

Local media reported that the plane left and runway and burst into flames.