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Last updated: 22 March 2019
Date:Thursday 5 July 2007
Type:Silhouette image of generic SBR1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American CT-39A Sabreliner
Operator:Jett Paqueteria
Registration: XA-TFL
C/n / msn: 265-48
First flight: 1962
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney J60P-3
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 7
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Culiacán-Fedl de Bachigualato Airport (CUL) (   Mexico)
Crash site elevation: 33 m (108 feet) amsl
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Culiacán-Fedl de Bachigualato Airport (CUL/MMCL), Mexico
Destination airport:La Paz-Manuel Márquez de León International Airport (LAP/MMLP), Mexico
The Sabreliner cargo jet was cleared for takeoff from runway 02 at Culiacán (CUL). Initial reports from the Transport Ministry indicate that the airplane suffered a right main gear tyre failure during takeoff.
The airplane continued off the runway and crashed into cars on the Culiacán-Navolato highway, killing seven persons on the ground.
Culiacán has a single asphalt runway, measuring 2300 x 45 meters. Weather was fine at the time of the accident.


Runway excursion

» Choca avión de carga contra vehículos en Culiacán; al menos 9 muertos (La Jornada)
» Comunicado de Prensa No. 083.- ACCIDENTE AÉREO EN CULIACÁN (SCT 5-7-2007)


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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 Culiacán-Fedl de Bachigualato Airport to La Paz-Manuel Márquez de León International Airport as the crow flies is 300 km (188 miles).

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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