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Date:07-JUL-2010
Time:10:20 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PAY2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31T Cheyenne II
Owner/operator:Rajet Aeroservicios SA
Registration: XB-MPV
C/n / msn: 31T-7820077
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Amistad Reservoir, Fragua Dam, near the Escondido River -   Mexico
Phase: En route
Nature:Calibration/Inspection
Departure airport:Piedras Negras International Airport Coahuila, Mexico (MMPG)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The Mayor of Piedras Negras, State of Coahuila, together with the Secratary of Public Works for the State of Coahuila died today when the plane they were on crashed during a survey flight. The recent floods and damages derived of hurricane "Alex" have caused the evacuation of several towns in this state. Preliminary information states that the plane lost altitude and crashed near the "La Fragua" dam, near Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico.

The pilot and two photographers on board also died in the crash. It's still not confirmed how many occupants were killed in the tragic crash. However, one source states that there were at least six on board (crew of two and four passengers), where other sources state seven or eight.

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: CEN10WA374 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief2.aspx?ev_id=20100708X84328&ntsbno=CEN10WA374&akey=1
2. http://www.ascendworldwide.com/download/Cust/WAAS167_Complete.pdf
3. http://web.archive.org/web/20150406163956/http://www.baaa-acro.com/2010/archives/crash-of-a-piper-pa-31-navajo-chieftain-in-mexico-8-killed/
4. http://www.fsmex.com/foros/showthread.php?t=40359
5. http://english.cri.cn/6966/2010/07/08/1461s581593.htm
6. http://www.headlinerwatch.com/6561/small-plane-crash-northern-mexico-kills.htm
7. https://www.elsiglodetorreon.com.mx/noticia/538434.confirman-muerte-de-ocho-en-avionazo.html
8. http://lh6.ggpht.com/_NlmyDDJelkQ/TAxF7TncfBI/AAAAAAAAAks/d1PN1_DSTio/s912/DSC03214.JPG (photo)


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Jul-2010 10:12 robertpilot Added
07-Jul-2010 10:13 harro Updated [Narrative]
07-Jul-2010 11:27 robertpilot Updated [Registration, Operator, Narrative]
07-Jul-2010 13:42 RobertMB Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage]
07-Jul-2010 15:26 RobertMB Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
07-Jul-2010 22:06 RobertMB Updated [Source]
08-Jul-2010 04:50 bdcolvin Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants]
08-Jul-2010 10:30 harro Updated [Embed code]
17-Sep-2017 22:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Sep-2017 22:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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