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Last updated: 23 June 2021
Date:Saturday 29 August 2020
Time:ca 21:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic FA20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dassault Falcon 200
Registration: XB-OAP
MSN: 504
First flight: 1985
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Palenque Airport (PQM) (   Mexico)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Palenque Airport (PQM/MMPQ), Mexico
A Dassault Falcon 200 jet made a gear-up forced landing within the perimeter of Palenque Airport, Mexico. The pilot(s) fled the scene. Law enforcement officials found 3 tons of packages of pure cocaine.
Preliminary information suggests that the aircraft was stolen from Palenque Airport. In the evening it was reportedly detected by military radar when it was flying near Tenosique, close to the border with Guatemala.
It continued at low altitude until it landed at Palenque Airport.



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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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