A light aircraft crashes into a supermarket in Morelos
The aircraft, which had departed from Acapulco, crashed into a branch of Bodega Aurrerá in Temixco at around 1:00 pm. Emergency services have been deployed to the scene to attend to the injured.
A light aircraft crashed this Monday over a branch of Bodega Aurrerá in Temixco, Morelos. The accident took place a few minutes before 1:00 p.m. in the popular Azteca neighborhood, in the center of the town.
State Civil Protection personnel reported at least three dead and four injured. The deceased, two women, and one man were crew members of the aircraft. The Governor of Morelos, Cuauhtemoc Blanco, has announced that emergency elements are already on the scene.
The aircraft N426EM had departed at 11:50 a.m. from Acapulco, Guerrero. A few minutes before the accident, it is recorded that it had flown over Cuernavaca. At 12:55 p.m. the King Air model aircraft crashed into the supermarket located on Marcelino Garcia Barragan Avenue.
Some witnesses observed that the plane was having trouble staying in the air and that smoke was coming out of one of its engines, according to El Diario de Morelos.
Images of the accident show the plane embedded inside the store, surrounded by smashed cardboard boxes and cleaning products. With a pickaxe, several neighbors have been trying to pull out the people trapped after the accident. So far, two of the injured have been taken to the General Hospital.
They are a 54-year-old man, who suffered a fractured left arm and moderate blows to the head, and a 58-year-old woman, with fractured, left costal arches. Both are in stable condition, reported the Morelos Health Service.
Elements of the National Guard, the Ministry of Defense, the Navy, as well as specialized rescue personnel have been deployed to the area. At the moment, the bodies of the deceased have not yet been recovered, and the area has been cordoned off pending the arrival of the State Attorney General's Office.