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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 152552
Last updated: 3 December 2021
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Time:16:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic BL8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bellanca 8KCAB Super Decathlon
Registration: YS-175-PE
MSN: 331-77
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Aerodromo Captain Eduardo Toledo, Cozumel -   Mexico
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Cozumel-Cap. Eduardo Toledo Airport
Destination airport:Cozumel-Cap. Eduardo Toledo Airport
Investigating agency: SCT Mexico
The plane probably crashed while performing an aerobatics flight. Both occupants were killed.
Pilot was U.S. aerobatics and air race pilot Fred Cabanas, the passenger was Mexican television reporter Jorge Lopez Vives who was covering extreme sports.
It appeared that the seat belt of the passenger opened during the execution of an aerobatic maneuver. This caused interference with the flight controls and subsequent loss of control.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: SCT Mexico
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

16-Jan-2013 09:07 gerard57 Added
16-Jan-2013 09:20 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Source]
16-Jan-2013 09:39 78Delta Updated [Source]
16-Jan-2013 09:40 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Source]
16-Jan-2013 10:53 78Delta Updated [Registration, Cn, Source]
16-Jan-2013 10:57 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Jan-2013 22:28 Geno Updated [Time, Location, Source]
30-May-2013 09:45 Masen63 Updated [Aircraft type]
07-Sep-2018 12:02 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report, ]

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