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Date:Friday 4 October 1996
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A-8 Islander
Operator:Aero Sudpacifico
Registration: XA-RRM
MSN: 390
First flight: 1974
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:5 km (3.1 mls) from Morelia Airport (MLM) (   Mexico)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Morelia Airport (MLM/MMMM), Mexico
Destination airport:Uruapan Airport (UPN/MMPN), Mexico
When the plane took off, approximately 3 miles from the Morelia runway, the plane suffered an engine stoppage. The pilot made a forced landing in a clearing. It appeared that the aircraft was not refueled for the flight.

Unconfirmed reports suggest the aircraft was recovered and parked at Morelia Airport until it was stolen.

Fuel exhaustion
All engine powerloss
Forced landing outside airport

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Morelia Airport to Uruapan Airport as the crow flies is 117 km (73 miles).

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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