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Status: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Date:Thursday 15 September 2022
Time:ca 16:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA227-AC Metro III
Operator:Aeronaves TSM
Registration: XA-UMW
MSN: AC-717
First flight: 1988
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Ramos Arizpe (   Mexico)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Saltillo-Plan de Guadalupe International Airport (SLW/MMIO), Mexico
Destination airport:Laredo International Airport, TX (LRD/KLRD), United States of America
Flightnumber:VTM717
Narrative:
A Swearingen SA227-AC Metro III cargo plane sustained substantial damage in a forced landing on rough terrain near Ramos Arizpe, Mexico.
Preliminary reports suggest that one of the engines suffered serious vibration shortly after takeoff from Saltillo-Plan de Guadalupe International Airport (SLW).

Sources:
» rancherita.com.mx
» laprensadecoahuila.com.mx


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Distance from Saltillo-Plan de Guadalupe International Airport to Laredo International Airport, TX as the crow flies is 264 km (165 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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