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Crash of a Piper PA-46-310P Malibu in Chichén Itzá

Accident description

  • Feb 15, 2017 at 2000 LT
  • N116TH
  • Landing (descent or approach)
  • Private
  • Yes
  • Airport (less than 10 km from airport)
  • Monterrey – Cancún
  • 46-8608005
  • 1986
  • Chichén Itzá, Yucatán
  • Mexico
  • Central America
  • 1
  • 0
  • 4
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • While overflying the Yucatán province, en route from Monterrey to Cancún, the pilot informed ATC that he was low of fuel and requested the permission to divert to Chichén Itzá Airport for an emergency landing. While approaching the airfield by night, the single engine aircraft hit trees and crashed in a wooded area. The airplane was destroyed and all five occupants were injured.
  • Fuel exhaustion.