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Last updated: 15 November 2018
Status:Preliminary
Date:Monday 30 October 2006
Time:14:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operator:Aerotucán
Registration: XA-UBL
C/n / msn: 208B1062
First flight:
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Punta Pájaros Airstrip (   Mexico)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Cancún Airport (CUN/MMUN), Mexico
Destination airport:Punta Pájaros Airstrip, Mexico
Narrative:
The Cessna Caravan flew tourists to Punta Pájaros. Reportedly, the landing was aborted. Trying to gain height, the Caravan contacted some bushes near the end of the runway and crashed into a lagoon.
At the time of the crash a severe storm was in the area.

Sources:
» NotiSAR
» Rescate casi imposible (Por Esto!, 1-11-2006)


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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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