14 killed in Mexico plane crash

A plane jet.
A plane jet. Photo credit: Getty

The remains of a plane have been found in northern Mexico after it disappeared en route from Las Vegas to Monterrey.

Local media report that all 14 on board the private plane died, including 11 passengers and three crew.

The wreckage was found via aerial surveillance 208km northwest of the Mexican city of Monclova, said Fernando Orta of the Mexican state of Coahuila's emergency services department.

Officials had not yet arrived to inspect the site, he added.

"The land is rather mountainous ... so they're going to take a while longer to arrive," Orta said.

Online flight tracking service FlightAware said the plane was a Challenger business jet made by Canada's Bombardier. The company was not immediately available for comment.

A photograph published on local television network Milenio showed what it said were the burnt remnants of the plane, broken into pieces, spread over charred earth.

Mexican media reported that the passengers had attended a boxing match between Mexican boxer Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs in Las Vegas on Saturday.

Local broadcaster Televisa reported the small twin-engine jet lost contact on Sunday with air traffic controllers sometime after 5pm local time as the pilot descended to avoid a storm.