A pilot, a co-pilot, a paramedic and a doctor were all killed after a Jet Rescue air ambulance crashed in the Mexican state of Morelos on November 1, 2023.
Preliminary reports say that the Learjet 35A crashed on landing at General Mariano Matamoros Airport in Cuernavaca (CVJ) in southern Mexico, about 48 kilometers south of Mexico City.
The aircraft had departed from Iguala, approximately 103 kilometers from Cuernavaca.
The Learjet 35A was part of a fleet operated by XÉ Médica Ambulancias, who confirmed the tragedy and lamented the death of all four people onboard the aircraft.
The victims have been identified as the pilot, Gerardo Álvarez; the co-pilot, Roberto Manzano; Dr. Lilian Reséndiz; and paramedic, Mario León.
The US First Responders Association (USFRA) has also offered condolences on social media platform X.
According to the USFRA, the first arriving fire and emergency medical services crew were from Temixco, who initially confirmed two fatalities, before adjusting the number to four at the accident site.
Video clips of the crash site have been uploaded on social media platforms, such as this one from The Doctor Medic Facebook page, where first responders can be seen inspecting the charred remains of the aircraft.
The crash site has since been cordoned off and is currently under the supervision of the Mexican National Guard and the Navy.
The Morelos State Attorney General’s Office is conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the crash.