Two Mexican oil company executives were among 13 people who died when a business jet crashed heading from Las Vegas to Mexico over the weekend.
The plane was located in a mountainous region of Ocampo, according to to the Coahuila state government.
Typhoon Offshore, a Mexican oil company, said two of its executives died in the crash, Forbes Mexico reported. They were identified as Luis Octavio Reyes Dominguez, 54, and Ramon Amauri Vela, 57.
Luis Octavio Reyes Domínguez y Loyda Liliana Luna Larrosa, así como sus tres hijos, fallecieron https://t.co/ajESubA5g2
— LA CRÓNICA DE MORELOS (@GuillermoCinta) May 7, 2019
The Daily Mail reported that it is likely that Dominguez’s wife, Loyda Liliana Luna Larrosa, also died in the crash. Their children, Jade Paola Reyes Luna, Guillermo Octavio Reyes Luna, and Frida Alejandrina Reyes Luna also are believed to have perished in the accident.
Martha Isabel Garcia Lagunes, Gary Amauri Vela Garcia, Manuel Alejandro Sepulveda Gonzalez, and Monica Leticia Salinas Trevino were also believed to have been on the ill-fated plane.
Three crew members also reportedly died.
Jade Paola Reyes Luna, una de 13 personas fallecidas en el accidente del jet privado que viajaba de Las Vegas, Nevada, hacia Monterrey. En el avión también viajaban sus padres y su hermano: Luis Octavio Reyes Domínguez, Loyda Liliana Luna Larrosa y Guillermo Octavio Reyes Luna pic.twitter.com/dufBLxBgYa
— karina nechar ramos (@karynechar) May 7, 2019
A photograph published on local television network Milenio showed what it said were the burnt remnants of the plane, broken into pieces, spread over charred earth.
Mexican media reported that the passengers had been to a boxing match between Mexican boxer Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and U.S. fighter Daniel Jacobs in Las Vegas on Saturday, Reuters reported.
In a statement, Canada’s Bombardier Inc identified the jet as a Challenger 601 and said the plane had gone missing about 150 nautical miles from the northern Mexican city of Monclova.
Fourteen dead after private jet crashes between Las Vegas and Mexico pic.twitter.com/UvJw7Dd7zZ
— aviation-fails (@aviation07fails) May 6, 2019
Alvarez issued a statement about the crash on Twitter.
“I deeply lament the terrible accident of the plane coming from Vegas,” he wrote on Twitter on May 6, according to a translation. “I’m deeply grateful for the support of all the people who travel to see my fights. My prayers are with their families.”
Lamento profundamente el terrible accidente del avión proveniente de Vegas. Agradezco de corazón el apoyo de toda la gente que viaja para ver mis peleas. Mis oraciones están con sus familiares.
— Canelo Alvarez (@Canelo) May 6, 2019
A Radio Centro correspondent said of the crash, “The Secretariat of Public Security of Coahuila and authorities of Nuevo Leon have begun searches for the private Jet Bombardier Challenger 601 plane, registration N601VH, that flew from Las Vegas to Monterrey, with which contact was lost on Sunday afternoon.”
Previous reports said that 14 people died in the crash.
Fernando Orta of Coahuila state’s emergency services department told Reuters that the plane was located 129 miles northwest of Monclova. It went missing about 90 minutes after departing Vegas on May 5.
“The land is rather mountainous … so they’re going to take a while longer to arrive,” Orta said.
Reuters contributed to this report.