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Datum:zaterdag 26 augustus 2000
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE30 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 300 Super King Air
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Procuraduría General de la República - PGR
Registratie: XC-AA72
Constructienummer: FA-87
Bouwjaar: 1986
Aantal vlieguren:3125
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-60A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:14,3 km (8.9 mijl) NW of Ensenada Airport (ESE) (   Mexico)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Zaken
Vliegveld van vertrek:Hermosillo-Gen Pesqueira Garcia Airport (HMO/MMHO), Mexico
Vliegveld van aankomst:Ensenada Airport (ESE/MMES), Mexico
A Beechcraft 300 Super King Air crashed near Ensenada while being operated by the Mexican Attorney General's Office to pick up a person who was facing charges of being part of the Tijuana drug cartel.
The flight departed Hermosillo at 01:21 hours local time at night. The pilot contacted the controller at Ensenada Tower when it was 28 miles out. The flight next reported when it was overhead at 5000 feet. The pilots would initiate a descent at the NDB, towards runway 11. This was the last contact with the aircraft.
The airplane was found on August 28 in a mountainous area at an elevation of 1050 feet.

Probable Cause:

Probable cause: "Controlled flight into terrain (CFIT) during the turn for the final approach, in night conditions, towards an airport of daytime operations only, as established in the aeronautic information manual (AIP)."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: SCT Mexico
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 153 days (5 months)
Accident number: 068/00
Download report: Final report
Language: Spanish

» Scramble 257
» Procuraduría General de la República (PGR)


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Hermosillo-Gen Pesqueira Garcia Airport en Ensenada Airport bedraagt 607 km (380 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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Beech King Air

  • 3550+ built
  • 99e ongeval
  • 63e dodelijk ongeval
  • 29e zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 64e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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