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Last updated: 19 May 2019
Status:Preliminary
Date:Sunday 5 May 2019
Time:ca 18:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic CL60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Canadair CL-600-2B16 Challenger 601-3A
Operator:TVPX Aircraft Solutions
Registration: N601VH
C/n / msn: 5043
First flight: 1989
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:257 km (160.6 mls) NW of Monclova (   Mexico)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, NV (LAS/KLAS), United States of America
Destination airport:Monterrey-General Mariano Escobedo International Airport (MTY/MMMY), Mexico
Narrative:
A Canadair Challenger 601-3A corporate jet was reported missing on a flight from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA to Monterrey, Mexico.
The aircraft was chartered to fly ten passengers from Monterrey to Las Vegas to visit a boxing match. At 14:52 hours local time (21:52 UTC) the aircraft took off from Las Vegas on the return leg to Monterrey. Flight tracking data shows the aircraft en route at a cruising altitude of FL370. At 18:25 local time (23:25 UTC) the aircraft climbs to FL390, which is maintained for about five minutes. The aircraft then climbs towards FL410. The last ADS-B data point recorded by Flightaware is at 18:37 hours at 40,925 feet. The wreckage was found in a remote part of Mexico with no survivors.

Sources:
» jornada.com.mx
» Flightaware track log
» eldiariodecoahuila.com.mx


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Distance from Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, NV to Monterrey-General Mariano Escobedo International Airport as the crow flies is 1820 km (1137 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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