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Last updated: 26 March 2019
Date:Sunday 7 December 2008
Time:ca 18:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 23
Operating for:Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala
Leased from:Servicio de Administración y Enajenación de Bienes (SAE)
Registration: XC-LGD
C/n / msn: 23-037
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Lake Atlangatepec, Tlaxcala (   Mexico)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Puebla/Huejotzingo Airport (PBC/MMPB), Mexico
Destination airport:Tlaxcala Airport (TXA/MMTA), Mexico
Learjet reported as making a second landing attempt, suddenly began rapid ascent, then nose-dived into Lake. Aircraft located in 30 meters of water.

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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 Puebla/Huejotzingo Airport to Tlaxcala Airport as the crow flies is 47 km (29 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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