Light aircraft crash injures two at aviation school in Merida, Mexico

On Thursday afternoon, March 30, a light aircraft from an aviation school reportedly crashed in a neighborhood in the south of Merida.

A light aircraft from an aviation school crashed on land in the Nueva Sambulá neighborhood in Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico. The incident occurred at the intersection of 73rd and 100th Street in the aforementioned neighborhood, where a large piece of land was used as a gas station. According to initial reports, two people were injured, a student and an instructor at the aviation school.

Neighbors of the place, who witnessed the crash, reported that they could see how the plane, traveling from northeast to southeast, began to spin in the air and went into a dive until it crashed on land. On its way, the aircraft broke high-tension wires and a wooden pole.

Elements of the Secretariat of Public Safety, paramedics, and firefighters arrived at the scene of the severe accident and maintained a police cordon; the rescuers attended to the injured and later transferred them to hospitals; no casualties were reported.

The pilot and co-pilot of the aircraft, owned by a private aviation school, were injured and were taken to a hospital by SSP ambulances. Representatives of the aviation school and the airport arrived to report the incident.