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Boxer Canelo Álvarez regrets plane crash of his fans in Mexico

Boxer Canelo Álvarez regrets plane crash of his fans in Mexico

The Mexican boxer Saúl «Canelo» Álvarez regretted this Monday the death of 14 people who were traveling in a private plane that collapsed in the mountains of Monclova, in the Mexican state of Coahuila, from the American city of Las Vegas, where they had attended his fight last Saturday.

“I am deeply sorry for the terrible crash of the plane from Vegas. I warmly appreciate the support of all the people who travel to see my fights. My prayers are with his family, “said Álvarez in a Twitter message.

On Saturday, the Mexican fighter defeated American Daniel Jacobs by unanimous decision in a middleweight world title unification bout.

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In a first report, the state Directorate of Civil Protection indicated that the plane had disappeared and hours later reported that it had been located in the Sierra de Monclova and the 14 occupants who were on board died.

The agency specified that troops from various corporations, including the Mexican Army, were mobilized to the site of the accident.

The institution indicated that three members of the crew and 11 passengers were traveling on the aircraft.

The Bombardier Challenger 601 jet, registration N601VH, was reported missing since Sunday afternoon.

The aircraft took off at the edge of 5:00 p.m. local time (22:00 GMT) on Sunday from McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas to the city of Monterrey, capital of the Mexican state of Nuevo León.

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Previously this Monday, the Secretary of Public Security of Coahuila, José Luis Pliego Corona, had reported that the rescue bodies had begun the search for the plane reported as missing in the municipality of Monclova, in the central area of ​​the state.

Local media indicated that the passengers had traveled to Las Vegas to attend the boxing function that Álvarez starred in on Saturday.

In Mexico, it is common for wealthy people to rent aircraft to attend relevant sporting events or other shows in the neighboring country.

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