Bodies of Mexican plane crash victims recoveredThe burned bodies of four men who died in a plane crash near the US-Mexico border have been recovered, Chihuahua state officials have said.
The victims were the Mexican and US directors of the International Boundary and Water Commission The International Boundary and Water Commission (Spanish: Comisión Internacional de Límites y Aguas) is an international body created in 1889 by the United States and Mexico to administer the many boundary and water-rights treaties and agreements between the two nations. -- Arturo Herrera and Carlos Marin respectively; the executive director of the Rio Grande Rio Grande, city, Brazil
Rio Grande (rē` grän`dĭ), city (1991 pop. Council, Jake Brisbin; and the pilot.
The officials were flying over flooded border areas Monday when the pilot communicated a technical problem and the plane disappeared from radar, Mexican authorities said.
Their bodies were retrieved from the crash site Thursday. Herrera was to be brought to Cuidad Juarez, and the other three victims to El Paso El Paso (ĕl pă`sō), city (1990 pop. 515,342), seat of El Paso co., extreme W Tex., on the Rio Grande opposite Juárez, Mex.; inc. 1873. , Texas in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. , officials from the Chihuahua State attorney general's office said.
The US consulate here said Wednesday that the wreckage lay in mountainous territory, northwest of Presidio, Texas Presidio is a city in Presidio County, Texas, United States. It stands on the Rio Grande (Río Bravo del Norte), on the other side of the U.S.-Mexico border from Ojinaga, Chihuahua. The population was 4,167 at the 2000 census. , some 20 kilometers (13 miles) inside Mexico.