A small aircraft doing acrobatic maneuvers crashed into Cancun’s Laguna Nichupté, killing at least two of its four passengers, during what was reported to be a gender-reveal celebration.
The aircraft crashed in the water across from Plaza Kukulcán. Amid conflicting stories, most reports confirm that at least two people lost their lives in the accident.
The crash happened after the pilot lost control of the aircraft during an acrobatic maneuver, video online suggests.
The aircraft belonged to Volamos más Alto, a company that provides a variety of services in the region.
Authorities said that the Cessna 206 aircraft had taken off from Holbox and was scheduled to land in Cancún.
Paramedics, the national guard, and municipal police all rushed to the scene after a witness reported the incident to 911.
Video of the incident shows several recreational vehicles including jet skis make their way to the crash site to offer assistance.