The Mexican authorities are focusing on a number of different possible causes in yesterday's plane crash. Evidently, the Lear Jet was within three miles of a 767 jumbo jet just before it crashed, when the limit is four miles. The close proximity could have caused a big burst of turbulence. Yesterday, El Universal had reported that the Lear Jet had previously been grounded for mechanical failures, but today there is nothing of the sort in the papers that I see, so maybe that was a false report. And, given the presence of Santiago Vasconcelos, upon whose head drug gangs had placed a bounty, sabotage is suspected.
What an awful counterpoint to today's excitement in the United States.