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Last updated: 25 May 2018
Statuts:Préliminaire
Date:mardi 15 mai 2018
Heure:ca 09:00
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Compagnie:private
Immatriculation: registration unknown
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Année de Fabrication:
Equipage:victimes: / à bord:
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Total:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:près de Tuzantán (   Mexique)
Phase de vol: Inconnu (UNK)
Nature:Vol Illégal
Aéroport de départ:?
Aéroport de destination:?
Détails:
Three occupants were killed when their aircraft impacted terrain and burned on a wooded hillside in the Tuzantán municipality in Mexico.
A photo from the scene of the accident shows a burned wreck of an aircraft with a white tail fin, likely of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan.
Local media state that the white coloured aircraft carried the registration mark N149CD. This number also belongs to a U.S. Cessna 208B. Recent photos of this aircraft however show a different colour scheme. ASN reached out to the current owner to confirm, but has not heard back.

A reasonable explanation could be that drug traffickers used an aircraft with a fake id, belonging to a similar model aircraft. There have been multiple similar cases in 2018.
In the remains of the aircraft at least eight drums were found with a capacity of 20 liters each. Apparently some kind of fuel was transported.

Sources:
» diariodelsur.com.mx


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