Crash of a Cessna 401 in Hermosillo: 6 killed

Date & Time: Mar 27, 2021 at 1207 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XB-HSW
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Hermosillo - Tucson
MSN:
401-0234
YOM:
1969
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
After departing runway 23 at Hermosillo-General Ignacio Pesqueira Garcia Airport, the twin engine aircraft entered a slight turn to the right but encountered difficulties to gain height. It struck power cables and crashed in a field located about 7 km west of the airport, bursting into flames. Three passengers were seriously injured while four other occupants including the pilot were killed. Few hours later, two of the three survivors died from their injuries. The undersecretary of Economic Development of Sonora Leonardo Ciscomani seems to be the only survivor.

Crash of a Rockwell Grand Commander 690B in Batey Palo Bonito: 2 killed

Date & Time: Mar 11, 2021 at 2100 LT
Operator:
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft entered the Dominican airspace without clearance while probably being involved in an illegal mission (contraband). After being traced by an A-29B Super Tucano, it crashed in unknown circumstances in a sugar cane field located in Batey Palo Bonito. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and both occupants were killed.

Crash of a Learjet 45XR in Xalapa: 6 killed

Date & Time: Feb 21, 2021 at 0945 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
3912
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Xalapa – Villahermosa
MSN:
45-325
YOM:
2007
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
During the takeoff roll from runway 26 at Xalapa Airport, the aircraft was unable to rotate for unknown reasons. It struck a small berm located at the end of the concrete area, flew over trees and crashed in a field about 120 metres further, bursting into flames. The aircraft was destroyed by a post crash fire and all six occupants were killed.

Crash of a Rockwell Sabreliner 60 in Rocky Point

Date & Time: Jan 23, 2021
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XB-JMR
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
306-35
YOM:
1969
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances in a lagoon while involved in a contraband flight. Both pilots were uninjured but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. Apparently, both wings were torn off.

Crash of a Cessna 401 in Comitán de Domínguez

Date & Time: Jan 19, 2021 at 0840 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XB-NQO
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Tapachula - Tapachula
MSN:
401-0294
YOM:
1969
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The pilot, sole on board, departed Tapachula Airport in the early morning. In unknown circumstances, the twin engine aircraft crashed in a prairie located near an agricultural sector in Comitán de Domínguez. The aircraft was destroyed and the pilot was injured.

Crash of a BAe 125-700A in the Sierra del Lacandón National Park: 1 killed

Date & Time: Dec 19, 2020 at 0500 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The crew was completing an illegal flight when the aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances in the Sierra del Lacandón National Park. Upon impact, the aircraft lost its both wings and came to rest with its tail separated. All three occupants were found alive but seriously injured. One of them died from his injuries few hours later. The registration N326TD is not confirmed yet.

Crash of a Rockwell Gulfstream 695 Jetprop 980 in San José La Máquina

Date & Time: Dec 16, 2020
Operator:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances in a banana plantation near San José La Máquina. No one was found in the plane that was used for an illegal flight (contraband). The exact model and registration unknown.

Crash of a Rockwell Sabreliner 65 near El Chico: 1 killed

Date & Time: Nov 9, 2020
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XA-VD?
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
465-30
YOM:
1980
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The crew was apparently trying to land on an illegal airstrip when the aircraft struck trees and crashed, coming to rest upside down. A load of narcotics was found on board as well as a dead body. The aircraft registration needs to be confirmed - XA-VD?.

Crash of a Quest Kodiak 100 in Guatemala City: 1 killed

Date & Time: Nov 8, 2020
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
TG-SMT
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Guatemala City – Cobán
MSN:
100-0080
YOM:
2012
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The pilot, sole on board, was completing a cargo flight to Cobán. After takeoff from Guatemala City-La Aurora runway 02, while in initial climb, the pilot lost control of the airplane that crashed in trees located in a garden along the 4th Avenue, in the Zone 9 district, approximately 980 metres from the end of runway 02. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and the pilot was killed.

Crash of a Gulfstream GII in the Laguna del Tigre National Park: 2 killed

Date & Time: Oct 29, 2020
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Probably engaged in an illegal flight, the aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances in an isolated and swampy area located in the Laguna del Tigre National Park. The wreckage was found on November 2 about 7 km south from the Mexican border. Two dead bodies were found and the aircraft was destroyed.