Mid-air collision Accident MBB BK 117B-2 XA-THL,
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Date:Wednesday 18 November 1998
Time:07:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic BK17 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
MBB BK 117B-2
Owner/operator:Transportes Aéreos Pegaso
Registration: XA-THL
MSN: 7208
Year of manufacture:1989
Fatalities:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Other fatalities:13
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Campeche Sound, near Ciudad del Carmen -   Mexico
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Ciudad del Carmen
Destination airport:Offshore Installation
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Collided in mid-air with ASESA SA 365N2 Dauphin 2 XA-RYL (cn6433) in thick fog between two oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. Both crashed and sank, killing 18 pax and four crew members. The pilot of XA-RYL may have been affected by glare from the sun.


Air International, January 1999, p11/April 1999, p204
Flight International 21-27 April 1999

Revision history:

02-Nov-2012 05:52 TB Added
03-Nov-2012 14:40 TB Updated [Operator]
25-Jan-2013 12:04 TB Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Destination airport, Source]
25-Jan-2013 12:05 TB Updated [Narrative]
20-Aug-2014 21:07 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
19-Aug-2017 13:04 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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