MEXICO CITY, April 14 (Reuters) – A cargo aircraft crashed late Tuesday near the airport in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey, killing five people, Mexican emergency authorities reported.
The aircraft, operated by privately held AeroUnion, crashed near a major road leading to the airport, killing as many as two people on board the aircraft and three on the ground, Mexican media reported.
Emergency officials were unable to confirm the number of fatalities.
Mexican security forces blocked off the area around the crash site as firefighters battled a blaze on the ground, according to a Reuters witness. (Reporting by Armando Tovar in Mexico City and Tomas Bravo in Monterrey; editing by Todd Eastham)