Man killed after plane carrying skydivers crashes on Mexico beach

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According to authorities cited by CBS News, a tragic incident occurred on Sunday as a plane attempted an emergency landing on a beach in southern Mexico, resulting in the death of a man.

The aircraft, carrying four skydivers, crashed in a populated area near Puerto Escondido. Despite remaining largely intact, it landed dangerously close to the victim, whose nationality was not disclosed.

The five individuals onboard, consisting of four Canadians and one Mexican man, were successfully removed from the small aircraft and transported to a nearby hospital for medical attention.

The injured, aged 60, 59, 41, and 35, were reported to be in a “stable” condition, as confirmed by the Oaxaca state civil defense office.

The names and places of residence of the Canadian passengers remain undisclosed.

According to the civil defense office, the deceased man’s wife was present at the scene but fortunately remained unharmed.

Reports from Puerto Global indicate that the victim was taking photographs with his wife when the accident occurred. The aircraft bore the marking “Skydive Puerto Escondido,” advertising jumps from 13,000 feet above sea level on its website.

Puerto Global also shared a video depicting the aftermath of the crash, wherein beachgoers were seen assisting at least one person from the aircraft and carrying them across the sand.

The incident occurred mere yards from the water, and even closer to a wooden beach structure commonly utilized for restaurants in Puerto Escondido.

State Governor Salomon Jara addressed the situation via a social media post, stating that resources were being mobilized to aid the injured plane passengers.

“We will provide all necessary support and accompany the family of the deceased person in the wake of their irreparable loss,” he expressed sympathetically.

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