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Last updated: 16 October 2021
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Monday 5 November 2007
Time:ca 08:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operator:Aéreo Calafia
Registration: XA-UBC
MSN: 208B1046
First flight: 2004
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 15
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1 km (0.6 mls) W of Culiacán-Fedl de Bachigualato Airport (CUL) (   Mexico)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Culiacán-Fedl de Bachigualato Airport (CUL/MMCL), Mexico
Destination airport:Cabo San Lucas Airport (MMSL), Mexico
Flightnumber: 126
Aéreo Calafia's morning service from Culiacán (CUL) to Cabo San Lucas (MMSL) took off from runway 02 around 08:50. The pilot flew a U-turn in order to head West for Cabo San Lucas. The airplane lost height and crash-landed in a field near the airport. The Grand Caravan overturned and came to rest upside down.

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Culiacán-Fedl de Bachigualato Airport to Cabo San Lucas Airport as the crow flies is 320 km (200 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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