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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 59468
Last updated: 13 May 2019
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Time:20:55 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter AS 350B2 Ecureuil
Owner/operator:Servicio Geologico Mexicano
Registration: XC-MIN
C/n / msn: 3236
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cubiri de la Maquina, Sinaloa State -   Mexico
Phase: En route
Nature:Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Culiacan (CUL)
Destination airport:Culiacan (CUL)
The helicopter, operated by the Mexican Geological Service, took off at 8:00 A.M. local time in a survey mission, with 2 officials and one pilot on board. Their initial destination was the Bacaruto dam, on an routine inspection scheduled by the Mexican Geological Service. On their flight back to Culiacan, it is believed the helicopter had a catastrophic mechanical failure (there had been unusual noises reported by passengers on a previous sector) and went down near the village of Cubiri de la Maquina. The aircraft was destroyed and there were no survivors.


Revision history:

09-Apr-2009 07:47 4evergrounded Added
10-Apr-2009 23:58 RobertMB Updated
06-Sep-2014 17:08 Aerossurance Updated [Nature, Source, Narrative]

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