Crash of a Learjet 25 near Iturbide: 7 killed

Date & Time: Dec 9, 2012 at 0440 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N345MC
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Monterrey - Toluca
MSN:
25-046
YOM:
1969
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
Aircraft left Monterrey Airport in the night, bound for Toluca, with five passengers and a crew of two on board. While cruising at 28,000 feet, aircraft went out of control, dove into the ground and crashed in a mountainous region located near Iturbide, in the south part of the Parque Natural Sierra de Arteaga, some 100 km south of Monterrey. Debris of the aircraft were found on an area of approximately 300 metres and all seven occupants were killed, among them the American-Mexican singer Dolores Jenney Rivera, aged 43. She was accompanied with her impresario and members of her team. They left Monterrey after she gave a concert and they should go in Toluca to take part to a TV show.