Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Friday 27 April 2012
Time:ca 10:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-212
Operator:Unknown
Registration: XB-MNP
C/n / msn: 21348/1287
First flight: 1977-09-14 (34 years 8 months)
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17 (HK3)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Laguna Salada (   Mexico)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Mexicali Airport (MXL/MMML), Mexico
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
A former Champion Air Boeing 727-200, with Mexican registration XB-MNP, crashed at Laguna Salada, west of the San Felipe-Mexicali Highway, in a tv crash test experiment.
The test was performed with coordination of the Mexican DGAC and government agencies, for a television programme being made by the UK's Dragonfly Film and Television Productions, in association with the US Discovery Channel, as well as Germany's Pro Sieben and the UK's Channel 4.


Sources:
» Plane deliberately crash lands for Channel 4 (Channel 4, 30-4-2012)
» La Voz


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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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