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Authorities pull plane wreckage from Cancun lagoon

Cancun, Q.R. — Personnel from the Civil Aeronautics Directorate and investigators from the Quintana Roo State Attorney General’s Office (FGE) were on scene Thursday morning where a plane plunged into the Cancun lagoon.

Authorities arrived at the scene to remove the fallen aircraft from Nichupté Lagoon waters. The rescue mission began around 9:00 a.m. with the help of navy divers. After several hours, authorities were successful in pulling the aircraft from the lagoon.

Brought up in two large pieces, the front and back portions of the Cessna aircraft were loaded onto the flatbeds of waiting tow trucks. Two people, the pilot and co-pilot, were killed in the accident.

On March 30, the plane, which had flown from Holbox, was performing maneuvers for a group on the ground when it suddenly plunged into the Nichupté Lagoon in the Cancun Hotel Zone. One of the deceased, Stefano G who was owner of the company and pilot of the plane, died. The second deceased, his co-pilot, has not yet been identified.

Authorities continue to investigate a possible cause for the sudden crash.