NTSB Identification: FTW00RA062
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 30, 1999 in TEPIC, Mexico
Aircraft: Cessna 182S, registration:
Injuries: 3 Fatal.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On November 30, 1999, at approximately 1800 mountain standard time, a Cessna 182S single engine airplane, Mexican Air Force registration 5439, was destroyed upon impact with terrain within the Sierra Madre Oriental Mountains near Tepic, State of Nayarit, in the Republic of Mexico. The two pilots and their passenger were fatally injured. The airplane was being ferried from the Cessna Aircraft factory near Wichita, Kansas, to the Toluca International Airport, near Toluca, Mexico. The weather conditions at the time of the accident are unknown. A military VFR flight plan was filed for the flight.

The new 1999 model airplane, serial number 182-080625, was reported to have departed from the Cessna factory on the previous day. The airplane was reported missing on November 30 after it failed to arrive at its destination. The electronic locator transmitter (ELT) did not activate during the accident sequence. The wreckage of the GPS equipped airplane was located in rugged terrain on December 5, 1999.

This investigation is under the control and jurisdiction of the Government of the Republic of Mexico. Any further information may be obtained from:

Ministerio de Defensa Nacional Jefatura de la Fuerza Aerea Mexicana. Avenida Fuerza Aerea Mexicana Colonia Aviacion Civil Codigo Postal 15620 Mexico D.F., Mexico

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by or obtained from the Government of Mexico.

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