ASN Aircraft accident Grumman American G-1159 Gulfstream II N987SA Tixkokob
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Status:Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Date:Monday 24 September 2007
Type:Silhouette image of generic GLF2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman American G-1159 Gulfstream II
Operator:Donna Blue Aircraft Inc.
Registration: N987SA
MSN: 172
First flight: 1975
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Spey 511
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2 km (1.3 mls) from Tixkokob (   Mexico)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Cancún Airport (CUN/MMUN), Mexico
The Gulfstream bizjet was circling the Mexican town of Tixkokob. When being chased by Mexican military helicopters, the crew carried out a crash-landing. No bodies were found in the wreckage, but soldiers found 132 bags containing about 3.6 tons (3.3 metric tons) of cocaine.

» Cocaine-laden plane crashes in Mexico jungle (Reuters 24-9-2007)
» Scramble 343


photo of Gulfstream-Aerospace-G-1159-Gulfstream-II-N987SA
accident date: 24-09-2007
type: Gulfstream Aerospace G-1159 Gulfstream II
registration: N987SA
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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