Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Milenio article
[ Subject Matter: Plane Crash, Chihuahua, Culiacan, Sinaloa Cartel
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UPDATED 16/05/15 with names of victims at end of article
Six people died in a plane crash involving a Cessna light aircraft, in Chihuahua, informed the Attorney General of the State, that started as an investigation before when someone reported that the aircraft had been brought down by armed persons in a drug trafficking zone.
The Prosecutor General of the State said yesterday that the plane was transporting less than 45 kilos of Marijuana. He did not detail all of the cargo, which presumably had been lost in the resulting fire or spread around the surrounding countryside.
The cause of the crash has not been determined and the zone is being guarded by Military and Federal Agents, until experts arrive to examine the scene, according to an official communication.
The Cessna plane, who's presence had been informed to the Authorities by habitants of the zone El Lunes, it was found on Tuesday in the Town of Urique, in the Serrana region, close to the State limits of Sinaloa.
"The plane was peeling away when sicarios opened fire on it and it knocked it out of the sky. We don't know if the sicarios bullets brought it down or pilot lost control", said an informant from El Diario de Chihuahua.
The Attorney General said it was found in a creek in the community of Tubares with the bodies of six men, among them the pilot originally from Sinaloa
Original article in Spanish at Milenio
Proceso is reporting the occupants of the plane as:
Eleazar Alvarez Garcia, 58 years of age and the pilot of the plane originally from Guasave, Sinaloa, Rogelio Beltran Castillo, 32 years of age, Juan Daniel Beltran Castillo, 21 years of age, Jose Pedro Beltran Rabago, 39 years of age, Leopoldo Trejo Beltran, 27 years of age and Javier Flores Villanueva, 37 years of age, the cause of death of all are multiple fractures suffered at the moment of impact of the plane. The occupants of the plane were trying to escape to Choix, Sinaloa.