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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 44328
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Time:12:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B412 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Bell 412EP
Owner/operator:Policía Federal Preventiva
Registration: XC-PFI
MSN: 36265
Fatalities:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Llano Grande -   Mexico
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Mexico City (MEX) military base
Destination airport:La Palma prison
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
On September 21, 2005, at approximately 1200 central standard time, a Bell 412EP helicopter, Mexican registration XC-PFI, was destroyed when it impacted mountainous terrain after encountering instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) near Llano Grande, Mexico. The two commercial pilots and their 7 passengers were fatally injured. The helicopter, serial number 36265, was owned and operated by the Policia Federal Preventiva of Mexico City DF, in the Republic of Mexico. The executive tranport flight originated in Mexico City, Mexico. A helicopter trailing the accident helicopter stated the helicopter entered clouds and they lost visual contact. The helicopter collided with mountainous terrain at an altitude of approximately 11,200 feet AGL, approximately 30 miles west of Mexico City.

AFM NOV 2005, p76

Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
13-Aug-2010 14:15 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Cn, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
07-Feb-2013 11:07 TB Updated [Registration, Source, Narrative]
26-Nov-2021 08:53 TB Updated [Registration, Operator, Departure airport, Source]
11-Dec-2021 11:51 TB Updated [Destination airport]

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