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Last updated: 17 October 2021
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Date:Friday 25 October 2019
Type:Silhouette image of generic SBR1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rockwell Sabreliner 65
Operator:private
Registration: N465BC
MSN: 465-53
First flight: 1981
Total airframe hrs:11920
Cycles:12043
Engines: 2 Garrett TFE731-3R-1D
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Sipacate, Escuintla (   Guatemala)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A Rockwell Sabreliner 65 was damaged after landing at an illegal airstrip in Guatemala. A photo of the scene shows the aircraft in the grass next to the makeshift airstrip with a collapsed nose landing gear. The aircraft was carrying 1,522 kilos of cocaine and weapons on board.
N465BC had been sold to Mexico on 25 October 2019. It was last seen active on a domestic flight in Mexico on October 24.

Sources:
» washingtonpost.com
» elperiodico.com.gt


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