Missing Plane Found in Sierra Madre Mountains, No Survivors Found

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

PRESIDIO, Texas (AP) - The U.S. Border Patrol says a plane carrying four people, including two International Boundary and Water Commission officials, has been found in a rugged section of the Sierra Madre mountains in Mexico.

Bill Brooks, spokesman for the Border Patrol in Marfa, said Mexican authorities are en route to the site. The IBWC says that all four on board the plane were killed. The plane had been missing since Monday, when it took off from El Paso to check out flooding on the Rio Grande.

Brooks said the crash site is about 20 miles northwest of Presidio and 13 miles from the Rio Grande. He said Border Patrol agents and Customs and Border Protection air and marine officers identified the plane by its tail number.