Mexico Cessna Crash Kills Politicians

Saturday, September 4, 2010
By George Hatcher

What: Cessna 210 Centurion en route from Toluca to Huatulco
Where: Huatulco in Oaxaca 500 metres from Huatulco airport
When: Sept 3 2010 11:00 a.m.
Who: 6 fatalities, including the pilot Raymundo Manzano , a local coffee grower, Guillermo Zavaleta and Juan Huerta, both members of President Felipe Calderón’s National Action Party, and mayor-elect Joaquin Cortes
Why: The plane lost contact with ATC, and crashed on approach to the airport on encountering turbulence. Bad weather and possible pilot error are being investigated as possible causes.

The passengers were traveling to a training course for lawmakers.

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