A Mexican Air Force Learjet crashes near Xalapa, Mexico, killing six people

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Learjet 45 similar to the one involved in the crash © MilborneOne — CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4385865

An accident was reported at the El Lencero airport, in the municipality of Xalapa in the State of Veracruz, Mexico, involving a Learjet 45XR of the Mexican Air Force with registration FAM3912.

The accident occurred on Sunday morning as the aircraft was taking off at about 09:45 (UTC-6) from the airport located in the municipality of Emiliano Zapata, the Defence Ministry said in a statement. Six members of the Armes Forces died in the accident and there were no survivors

Most of the plane was destroyed by fire when it crashed in a field. The cause of the crash was not immediately known.

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