Accident description
Last updated: 21 September 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Monday 24 September 2007
Type:Silhouette image of generic GLF2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Gulfstream Aerospace G-1159 Gulfstream II
Operator:Donna Blue Aircraft Inc.
Registration: N987SA
C/n / 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
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2 km (1.3 mls) from Tixkokob (   Mexico) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Canc˙n Airport (CUN/MMUN), Mexico
Narrative:
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.

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


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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