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Two killed when plane hired to entertain nose-dives into Cancun lagoon

Cancun, Q.R. — Two bodies have been pulled from a plane that dive-crashed into the Cancun Nichupté lagoon Tuesday. Police and Civil Protection personnel responded to the crash that was reported by numerous onlookers who witnessed the plane nose-dive into the lagoon.

The accident happened around 4:00 p.m. Tuesday afternoon when the plane was providing entertainment maneuvers for a group of people on the ground. The plane, which had flown from Holbox to Cancun, was flying overhead for the group that reserved it when it suddenly took a turn and plunged nose-first into the water.

A wing was one of the pieces found floating in the lagoon

Responding authorities found parts of the plane floating in the lagoon. Rescuers recovered the bodies of two men, the pilot and co-pilot, from inside the plane. Both were moved to a nearby plaza dock where they were transferred to a waiting forensic vehicle.

The bodies of the pilot and co-pilot were removed from the plane by navy divers

According to preliminary data, the Cessna 206 took off from Holbox at 3:15, making its way to Cancun. The plane was hired to release pink into the air for a baby shower announcement, however, while performing a maneuver, the plane plunged into the water near La Isla shopping complex. Navy divers pulled the bodies from the wreckage. Both men were were employees of the Xomex aviation company.

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