A report reveals that a tiny aircraft went down not far from a landing strip, killing the mother and aunts of the past mayor of a Mexican border community. The tragedy claimed the lives of the pilot, three female U.S. citizens, and an additional individual.
The Mexican government is still trying to piece together what happened in the disaster that happened on January 8 at the Ramos Arizpe airport in the state of Coahuila. Alfonso Sanchez Garza, a former mayor of Matamoros, and his family were among those killed in the aircraft crash. The three of them have been identified as Adriana, Rosario, and Hilda Garza Ibarra.
Media outlets were able to get surveillance footage that caught the exact moment the accident happened.
A Piper PA46 Comanche, with the tail number N6074A, went down, killing everyone on board, including pilot Antonio Avila Ibarra, according to information supplied to Breitbart Texas by officials in the state of Coahuila.
The flight departed from Matamoros, Tamaulipas, a city on the Mexican border, and was destined for Saltillo, the capital of the state of Coahuila. The crash’s causes are still a mystery.
Born in Brownsville, Texas, Alfonso Sanchez Garza was a PRI party member and was Matamoros’s mayor from 2011 to 2013. Former Tamaulipas governor Eugenio Hernandez Flores, who had ties to the cartels, was a close supporter of Sanchez’s throughout his political career.
According to reports, Hernandez Flores is contemplating a political comeback while savoring his freedom in Mexico.
He is sought by the U.S. Department of Justice. A criminal indictment has been filed against Hernandez, making him the second governor of Tamaulipas to be indicted. The federal government dropped more severe allegations, including drug trafficking conspiracies, against Tomas Yarrington, former Tamaulipas governor, in exchange for his guilty plea to money laundering in 2021.
Although Flores is still sought in Texas, he spent almost six years in prison in Tamaulipas on allegations of embezzlement and money laundering. Hernandez was freed in August when a federal court in Mexico rejected the Mexican charges against him.