Two dead after Cessna ‘air taxi’ swooped and crashed in Cancun lagoon

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Two dead after Cessna ‘air taxi’ swooped and crashed in Cancun lagoon

  • The Cessna 206 propeller plane crashed into the water on Tuesday afternoon close to hotels in the city’s tourist district on Mexico’s Caribbean coast.
  • Emergency services rushed to the plane where they found four passengers, one of whom died performing rescue maneuvers
  • The second passenger died while receiving first aid from paramedics on dry land

Two people died after a plane took a dive and crashed into a lagoon in Cancun.

The Cessna 206 propeller plane crashed into the water on Tuesday afternoon near hotels in the city’s tourist district on Mexico’s Caribbean coast.

Emergency services rushed to the plane where they found four passengers, one of whom died performing rescue maneuvers.

The second passenger died while receiving first aid from paramedics on dry land.

Forensic officials on Tuesday evening are transferring the bodies of two victims of a plane crash in the city of Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico.

Forensic officials on Tuesday evening are transferring the bodies of two victims of a plane crash in the city of Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico.

Members of the Navy guard the area where a plane has crashed, in the city of Cancun

Members of the Navy guard the area where a plane has crashed, in the city of Cancun

Members of the Navy guard the area where a plane has crashed, in the city of Cancun

Forensic teams pull evidence ashore on Tuesday after the rescue operation

Forensic teams pull evidence ashore on Tuesday after the rescue operation

Forensic teams pull evidence ashore on Tuesday after the rescue operation

The plane had taken off from Holbox, about 40 miles northwest of Cancún along the coast, and was preparing to fly close to the hotel district when it crashed.

According to La Prensa Latina, the plane was an air taxi.

Members of the armed forces, national guard, police, firefighters, paramedics, and jet ski volunteers had assisted in the rescue efforts.

The plane was a Cessna 206 (stock photo)

The plane was a Cessna 206 (stock photo)

The plane was a Cessna 206 (stock photo)

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