Reports: Mexican Oil Executives Killed When Private Jet Crashed

May 7, 2019 Updated: May 7, 2019

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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