Small Plane Crashes Attempting to Smuggle Migrants Across El Paso Border
Authorities reported a small airplane carrying undocumented migrants crashed near Presidio, Texas, on Thursday.
El Paso station KFOX-TV reported that several passengers on board the aircraft were injured and taken to hospitals in El Paso for treatment while the U.S. Border Patrol arrested others.
Deputies from the Presidio County Sheriff's Office said the crash occurred north of Presidio Lely International Airport just before 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon. The deputies added that they realized the crash was a "smuggling attempt gone wrong" after arriving to the scene to help the injured passengers.