By Luis Alberto López
Three crew members of a plane, among them the lieutenant. Fgta. Gerardo Merino, son of the defense minister of El Salvador Francis Merino Monroy, died in a plane crash that occurred this Thursday morning while on a mission in the coastal area.
As this note, the recovery of 2 bodies, after a military aircraft accident, among them, the son of the defense minister, Francis Merino, Gerardo Merino. The body of the deceased was taken to the naval base “The Concord”, from the canton El Zapote, Costa del Sol.
The victims of the accident were identified as Lieutenant of the Frigate Gerardo Antonio Merino, Captain PA Carlos Rodrigo Escobar Grimaldi, and the Lieutenant of the Frigate Santos Elías Serrano Minero.
The President of the Republic Nayib Bukele, he lamented the tragedy "God give him guidance and strength minister @merino_monroy" he wrote on his social media account.
According to information, the plane crashed near the mouth of the Lempa River in the south of the Department of La Paz..