Tropical Storm Octave Clears, Missing Plane Found
Tropical Storm Octave initially shut down the search and rescue for a small plane with 14 people on board that crashed on Monday around the northern part of Mexico. The Associated Press reported that the single-engine carrier was en route to Ciudad Constitucion when it disappeared. Mexican officials are now confirming that the plane was found in the northwestern region of Baja today. Communications and Transport Minister Geraldo Ruiz posted on twitter, “Sadly there are no survivors.”
Mexican authorities attempted to search for three days to find the plane that was believed to have been carrying all Mexican citizens. The single-engine aircraft disappeared Monday, taking off even though Tropical Storm Octave resulted in poor weather conditions. Octave took shape about 500 miles from the southern part of the Baja California Peninsula. The storm strengthened and was classified as a Tropical Storm by Sunday.
Octave caused heavy rainfall in Mexico and reached a maximum wind speed of 60 mph. Just last month, Mexico was deluged with extreme flooding after several storms hit. About 150 people were killed due to mud-slides and storm damage.
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