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Teams reach remote site of fatal plane crash

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rescuers hiked though rugged terrain near the Mexican border Sunday to reach the remote site where a private jet went down after taking off from San Diego, killing all five people aboard.

The Learjet was being used as an air ambulance when it crashed carrying two pilots, two paramedics and a nurse on a flight bound for Albuquerque, N.M.

The plane went down around 12:30 a.m. Sunday in a mountainous region about two miles east of a small San Diego airstrip, said Larry Levy, CEO and medical director of Albuquerque-based Med Flight Air Ambulance, which owned the aircraft.