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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 220047
Last updated: 5 October 2020
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Date:24-DEC-2018
Time:14:40 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic A109 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Agusta A109S Grand
Owner/operator:Servicios Aereos del Altiplano
Registration: XA-BON
C/n / msn: 22174
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Santa Maria Coronango, Puebla -   Mexico
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Puebla
Destination airport:Mexico City
Investigating agency: SCT Mexico
Narrative:
The helicopter impacted a cornfield in the Santa Maria Coronango municipality of Puebla. The helicopter was partially consumed by the post-impact fire and the five occupants (including the Puebla governor) received fatal injuries.
The DGAC has said all the damage to the helicopter was sustained on impact and there was no sign of a malfunction that could have caused the accident.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
"Loss of control due to a sudden left roll that was not recovered by the PIC, causing the helicopter to invert in flight and impact the ground"


Sources:

http://www.sct.gob.mx/fileadmin/DireccionesGrales/DGAC-archivo/modulo12/informe-final-accidente-xabon.pdf
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/mexico-aviation-crash-claims-puebla-governor-ex-governor/2018/12/24/74b696e0-07d9-11e9-8942-0ef442e59094_story.html?noredirect=on
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/12/mexico-state-governor-senator-husband-die-helicopter-crash-181225015958776.html
http://www.ejecentral.com.mx/desaparece-portal-de-servicios-aereos-del-altiplano/
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mexico-helicopter-idUSKCN1ON179
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/12/24/americas/puebla-state-governor-martha-erika-alonso-dead/index.html
https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/crash-probe-finds-no-issues-with-engines-controls/
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Type aircraft: https://www.airliners.net/photo/Untitled/AgustaWestland-AW-109S-Grand/4738243?qsp=eJwtjLEKwkAQBf9lay1EsEgXsTeFgu2y%2B9Bg9I69hXiE/LvrYTfMwCwk6e34%2BKVmUEcFbPKgDWU2fhXqFnqizsk0mG799jqcopZkfqxhlB29CLJD//5sCvslFGmje4x3AbChMe0P4XUseeL2gPM40bp%2BAR3MLko%3D

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Dec-2018 02:59 Geno Added
25-Dec-2018 03:22 Geno Updated [Source, Damage]
25-Dec-2018 04:03 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code]
25-Dec-2018 04:40 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
25-Dec-2018 07:37 Isabella Barbiero Updated [Nature]
25-Dec-2018 09:52 Aerossurance Updated [Source]
25-Dec-2018 12:23 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
25-Dec-2018 16:45 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
25-Dec-2018 16:51 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
27-Dec-2018 11:45 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
04-Jan-2019 12:53 Anon. Updated [Embed code]
09-Jun-2019 14:18 Aerossurance Updated [Nature, Source, Narrative]
27-Mar-2020 20:43 srod Updated [Source, Narrative]
27-Mar-2020 20:44 harro Updated [Embed code, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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