ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 178693
Last updated: 20 October 2020
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:14-AUG-2015
Time:20:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B429 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 429 GlobalRanger
Owner/operator:Gobierno de Chihuahua
Registration: XC-VVE
C/n / msn: 57046
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Balleza, Chihuahua -   Mexico
Phase: Landing
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:MMCU
Destination airport:Balleza, cHIH
Investigating agency: SCT Mexico
Narrative:
The helicopter impacted terrain after the pilot lost control after losing situational awareness regarding the terrain elevation.
The Governor of Mexican state Chihuahua and his wife, a TV conductor were onboard.

Sources:

http://www.sct.gob.mx/fileadmin/DireccionesGrales/DGAC-archivo/modulo4/xc-vee20062016.pdf
http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/articulo/estados/2015/08/15/cesar-duarte-sufre-heridas-menores-al-caer-helicoptero
http://www.excelsior.com.mx/nacional/2015/08/15/1040322
http://entrelineas.com.mx/local/__trashed/

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Aug-2015 16:51 pepito1973 Added
15-Aug-2015 19:48 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Source]
15-Aug-2015 19:52 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Plane category]
16-Aug-2015 06:36 Black Typhoon Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Narrative]
17-Aug-2015 06:31 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type]
18-Aug-2015 07:39 edugal Updated [Damage]
25-Mar-2016 18:55 Anon. Updated [Departure airport, Narrative]
22-Sep-2016 09:51 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Other fatalities, Narrative]
16-Mar-2017 18:05 harro Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
07-Sep-2018 14:08 harro Updated [Time, Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description