Date & Time: May 10, 2009 at 0200 LT
Type of aircraft:
BAe Jetstream 31
Landing (descent or approach)
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
While cruising in bad weather conditions, the crew apparently lost his orientation and decided to divert to Útila Airport. On approach, both engines failed due to fuel exhaustion. The aircraft stalled and crashed in a dense wooded area. A pilot was killed while both other occupants were injured. The aircraft was destroyed. A load of 1,500 kilos of cocaine was found in the cabine.
Double engine failure on final approach due to fuel exhaustion. Illegal flight.