Two Mexican military aviators were killed Wednesday morning in an Mexican Navy airplane crash in Baja California Sur, in Mexico, according to Mexican news accounts.
According to a news account posted on the website of Proceso news weekly, the men who died were identified as Mexican Navy Lieutenant Commander Adrian Ignacio Gonzalez Vargas, and Mexican Air Force Major Alfonso Barajas Jesus Verduzco. Both men were flight instructors.
According to the report, the two military men were on a training mission aboard a Moravan Zlin 242L single engine aircraft at about 1130 hrs when the aircraft crashed. The location of the crash was 36 kilometers southeast of La Paz, Baja California Sur.
The pilot and passenger were flying out of the naval aviation school in La Paz, part of the Mexican 2nd Naval Zone. The aircraft was destroyed in the crash.