Five people were killed aboard a small plane that crashed on a major Mexican highway. The accident caused the traffic from both directions to shut down for several hours.
According to Fox News Latino, the plane in question was an M3 two-engine of the firm Aeronaves TSM that was attemtpnig a test flight when it crashed down at 2:35 p.m. The impact occurred just beside the highway near the Bernardo Quintana Industrial Park, killing five of its passengers.
The accident occurred “shortly after takeoff,” according to the control tower at the Queretaro Intercontinental Airport.
The pilot may have tried to make an emergency landing on the highway shortly after takeoff, Civil Protection director Gerardo Quirarte Perez said, as reported by ABC News. However, the cause of the accident has not been determined as of yet and is still being investigated.
The highway was closed for traffic for maintaining security and assisting the investigation and recovery work, for which the Federal Police, Mexican army troops and firefighters were dispatched to the scene.
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