In social networks the images of the crashed jet of the Mexican Air Force (FAM). The images of elements of the National Army attending the flames The causes have turned the most popular platforms around and give an account of the magnitude of the incident.
On the morning of this Sunday, February 21, Secretary of National Defense (Sedena) confirmed that an aircraft of the Mexican Air Force had an accident shortly after taking off from the airport of the municipality of Emiliano Zapata, Veracruz, where six military elements lost their lives.
Through an official statement, the secretariat in charge of Luis Cresencio Sandoval He regretted the incident and said that there are already elements attending the flames.
“The Secretariat of National Defense informs the public that, at approximately 09:45 hours on this date, the LearJet 45 aircraft registration 3912 of the Mexican Air Force, suffered an accident while taking off from the National Airport ‘El Lencero’”, Referred the Sedena.
The federal agency did not provide the identity of the deceased; however, he assured that the debtors will receive the benefits that by law correspond.
“The personnel of Generals, Chiefs, Officers and Troops that make up the Armed Institute express our deepest condolences to the families of our colleagues weapons that unfortunately lost their lives in the line of duty. This Unit will verify that the benefits that by law correspond to their beneficiaries are granted, as well as the necessary accompaniment to support them in all their needs during this difficult time, ”the statement said.
On his own, the Secretary of National Defense made a publication on social networks where he expressed his condolences to the relatives and loved ones of the deceased.
“We send our most sincere condolences to all his family members, wishing them a speedy recovery and peace; assuring them that they will be supported in everything that is required ”, published Sandoval González.
At the scene, the Air Accidents Investigation Commission of the Sedena and the Comptroller’s Office of the Mexican Army and Air Force will carry out the corresponding expert opinions. to determine the possible causes of the accident that occurred in Veracruz.
Through Twitter and Facebook, the videos that the witnesses have captured reveal the wreckage of the aircraft engulfed in fireThey also show parts of the plane itself scattered in the area surrounding the accident; However, the strongest thing is seeing the Mexican personnel attend to the incident that took the lives of six elements of the Sedena.
According to local media reports, the FAM elements who lost their lives in the plane performed flight practice, they also refer that their destination was to reach the city of Villahermosa, Tabasco; however this has not been confirmed by the authorities. It is presumed that after the aircraft collapsed, it caught fire, trapping the crew.
In the images that circulate on networks, it can also be seen how elements of the Mexican Army and firefighters mobilized to the airport where the accident occurred to attend to the jet flames.
So far it is known that the Learjet was manufactured in 2007, by an American company that I operated it as an executive jetLater, the FAM acquired it to carry out various tasks; However, at the discretion of the Sedena, neither the identity of the crew nor the actions they were taking was reported.