Date & Time: Apr 27, 2012 at 1000 LT
Mexicali - Laguna Salada
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Pilot was engaged in a test flight on behalf of the Mexican Direccion General de Aviacion Civil (DGAC) and different agencies to crash deliberately the aircraft in the Sonoran Desert for a television program organised by British, German and American Producers. While approaching the desert along the Mexican 5 Highway, about 30 km southwest of Mexicali, pilot bailed out and the 727 crashed few seconds later in a slightly flat configuration. On touch down, broke in two before coming to rest.