Plane carrying IBWC officials found in Mexico

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

Bill Brooks, spokesman for the Border Patrol in Marfa, Texas, said Wednesday that there was no immediate word on the condition of the four men on board. He says Mexican authorities are en route to the site.

The plane had been missing since Monday, when it took off from El Paso to check out flooding on the Rio Grande.

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

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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