Sonoran Official, 5 Others Traveling To Tucson Killed In Plane Crash

Published: Monday, March 29, 2021 - 1:50pm

A Sonoran government official was among six killed in a plane crash Saturday.

Leonardo Ciscomani was the state’s assistant secretary of economic development. In a post on social media, Sonoran Gov. Claudia Pavlovich praised him as an “exemplary” public official.

On Saturday, the twin-engine Cessna went down near Hermosillo after takeoff on its way to Tucson, according to state authorities. Federal authorities will be in charge of investigating the cause of the incident.

Four passengers were found dead at the scene, and two — including Ciscomani — received medical attention before passing away. The seventh passenger, Javier Laborín Azcárraga, was the sole survivor.

In a tweet over the weekend, Juan Ciscomani, a senior advisor to Gov. Doug Ducey, said that he was praying for the victims of the “tragic accident,” and noted that several passengers were family members.

In his own tweet, Ducey wrote “our condolences are with the Sonora community at this time.”

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