Plane crashed in Mexico left six people dead.

Six men died in the crash of a small
plane in northern Mexico and authorities are investigating the
cause, officials said Wednesday, as
local residents claimed gunmen shot
it down.

The Cessna-type plane was found
in a stream late Tuesday within the
Urique municipality, located in a
mountainous area of Chihuahua state, near Sinaloa state.

The pilot and five other men were
among the dead, the Chihuahua state prosecutor’s office said in a statement.

Several residents told local radio that the aircraft was brought down by gun fire from an armed group.

Residents say the Sinaloa and Juarez drug cartels have clashed in the region in recent days and that gunmen are preventing people
from fleeing the area by plane.

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