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Last updated: 21 January 2020
Date:Friday 23 June 1995
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 35A
Operator:Aereo Reservaciones Ejecutivas 
Registration: XA-SWF
C/n / msn: 35A-391
First flight: 1981
Engines: 2 Garrett TFE731-2-2B
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:8 km (5 mls) from Tepic Airport (TPQ) (   Mexico)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Ciudad Obregon Airport (CEN/MMCN), Mexico
Destination airport:Toluca Airport (TLC/MMTO), Mexico
Crashed on approach to Tepic runway 02.
One of the surviving passengers was a Mexican drug lord, Héctor Luis Palma Salazar, who was arrested after the accident.
The aircraft's planned destination of Toluca was changed to Tepic while the flight was en route.


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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 Ciudad Obregon Airport to Toluca Airport as the crow flies is 1369 km (856 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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