|The aircraft was completely destroyed.|
A light aircraft that crashed in the mountains of western Guatemala, resulting in the death of all six on board, was carrying a large amount of US Dollars, and some Mexican Pesos, on a southbound flight. Reports confirm that a Venezuelan national was in command of the bulk cash smuggling operation; he has been publicly identified as Elio Brito Laricchia, whose Cédula [national identity card number] is V-8344237.
Local Guatemalan villagers looted most of the bags of currency from the aircraft before rescue crews arrived, and reportedly attempted to block investigators from removing the bodies. The aircraft, identified as a Cessna 206 Stationair, Mexican registry XB-MSN, was not authorized to enter Guatemalan airspace. Quantities of jewelry, a weapon, and credit cards were also recovered from the wreckage.
|The deceased passengers and crew suffered tramatic amputations and decapitations|