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 By Jack Davis  January 1, 2022 at 2:39pm

A group of illegal immigrants trying to leave a Texas border town by air ended up crash landing instead.

On Thursday, a small plane went down north of the Presidio International Airport, the Presidio County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post.

When deputies arrived, they found that they were dealing with a “smuggling attempt gone wrong.”

Deputies said the plane was bound out of Presidio with illegal aliens on board.

Investigators believe that packing six passengers into a four-seat aircraft was a contributing cause of the crash.

The plane was also low on fuel when it went down, they said.


Some of the illegal immigrants were injured in the crash and taken to El Paso hospitals. Others were detained by Border Patrol.

Authorities are seeking the pilot, who fled the scene.

Charges are expected to be filed in relation to the smuggling attempt, deputies said.

Presidio has a population of 4,000 and is the location of a legal port of entry, according to Newsweek.

In November, Border Patrol agents reported 173,620 encounters at the southern border, an increase of 140 percent over November 2020, according to Fox News.

Five migrants from Turkey were recently detained trying to enter the U.S. illegally, Fox reported.

Border Security is National Security! #BorderPatrol agents in #ElPaso Sector have arrested over 45 nationalities to date. Great job #Ysleta #USBP #Agents in intercepting 5 migrants from Turkey entering the U.S. illegally! @CBP pic.twitter.com/5iGJOLDu4R

— Gloria I. Chavez (@USBPChiefEPT) December 30, 2021

In fiscal year 2021, which ran from October 2020 through September 2021, there were 1,409 encounters with illegal immigrants from Turkey, up from 109 in the previous fiscal year.

Since October, there have been 957 encounters with Turkish illegal immigrants.

Jack Davis is a freelance writer who joined The Western Journal in July 2015 and chronicled the campaign that saw President Donald Trump elected. Since then, he has written extensively for The Western Journal on the Trump administration as well as foreign policy and military issues.

Jack Davis is a freelance writer who joined The Western Journal in July 2015 and chronicled the campaign that saw President Donald Trump elected. Since then, he has written extensively for The Western Journal on the Trump administration as well as foreign policy and military issues.

Jack can be reached at [email protected]

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