This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information.
If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information
Narrative:A former Champion Air Boeing 727-212, with Mexican registration XB-MNP, crashed at Laguna Salada, west of the San Felipe-Mexicali Highway, in a tv crash test experiment.
|Owner/operator:||Opf. Discovery Channel|
|C/n / msn:|| 21348/1287|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Laguna Salada, west of the San Felipe-Mexicali Highway -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Destination airport:||Laguna Salada|
The test was performed with coodination of the Mexican DGAC and goverment agencies, for a television programme being made by the UK's Dragonfly Film and Television Produtions, in association with the US Discovery Channel, as well as Germany's Pro Sieben and the UK's Channel 4.
The four crew members ejected from the plane minutes before impact (using two tandem parachutes). The airstairs door under the tail of the aircraft was removed before the test.
||Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]|
||Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Narrative]|
||Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Source, Narrative]|
Number of views: 11126