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Last updated: 17 October 2021
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Saturday 30 December 2006
Time:17:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic SBR1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American CT-39A-1-NA Sabreliner
Operator:Facts Air
Registration: XA-TNP
MSN: 265-62
First flight: 1962
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney J60P-3
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Culiacán-Fedl de Bachigualato Airport (CUL) (   Mexico)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:La Paz-Manuel Márquez de León International Airport (LAP/MMLP), Mexico
Destination airport:Culiacán-Fedl de Bachigualato Airport (CUL/MMCL), Mexico
Narrative:
The Sabreliner operated on a package flight to Culiacán. The crew requested a low approach prior to landing at Culiacán. During the low approach. The airplane impacted poles prior to impacting a sports field and some vacant buildings. A post-impact fire consumed the airplane.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground

Sources:
» Investigan negligencia en accidente de jet en Culiacán (El Universal, 31-12-2006)
» NTSB


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Distance from La Paz-Manuel Márquez de León International Airport to Culiacán-Fedl de Bachigualato Airport as the crow flies is 300 km (188 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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