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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Wednesday 5 May 2004
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
IRMA/Pilatus Britten-Norman BN-2B-27 Islander
Operator:Consejo de Recursos Minerales
Registration: XC-FOE
C/n / msn: 2031
First flight: 1981
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:40 km (25 mls) NE of Vallecillos (   Mexico)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Survey/research
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aircraft flew into the side of a mountain at an altitude of about 2000 meters. The crew were carrying out a geophysical survey over the Sierra del Rosario mountain range.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» El Siglo de Torreón


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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