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Accident description
Last updated: 20 August 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Monday 14 October 2013
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operator:AereoServicio Guerrero
Registration: XA-TXM
C/n / msn: 208B-0947
First flight: 2002
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:26 km (16.3 mls) W of Loreto Airport (LTO) (   Mexico)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Loreto Airport (LTO/MMLT), Mexico
Destination airport:Ciudad Constitución Airport (CUA/MMDA), Mexico
Narrative:
A Cessna 208B Grand Caravan was destroyed after impacting terrain near Loreto, Mexico. All fourteen on board were killed.
The airplane departed Loreto Airport (LTO) at 09:01 on a domestic flight to Ciudad Constitución Airport (CUA) and Los Mochis.
Contact with the aircraft was lost. The wreckage of the airplane was found on October 16 in the Sierra de La Giganta mountains.

Sources:
» El Universal
» La Jornada
» Fulano.info


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Distance from Loreto Airport to Ciudad Constitución Airport as the crow flies is 107 km (67 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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