NTSB Identification: DFW05WA245
Accident occurred Wednesday, September 21, 2005 in Llano Grande, Mexico
Aircraft: Bell 412EP, registration:
Injuries: 9 Fatal.

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

On September 21, 2005, at approximately 1200 central standard time, a Bell 412EP helicopter, Mexican registration XC-PFI, was destroyed when it impacted mountainous terrain after encountering instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) near Llano Grande, Mexico. The two commercial pilots and their 7 passengers were fatally injured. The helicopter, serial number 36265, was owned and operated by the Policia Federal Preventiva of Mexico City DF, in the Republic of Mexico. The executive tranport flight originated in Mexico City, Mexico. A helicopter trailing the accident helicopter stated the helicopter entered clouds and they lost visual contact. The helicopter collided with mountainous terrain at an altitude of approximately 11,200 feet AGL, approximately 30 miles west of Mexico City.

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

Secreteria de Comunicaciones y Transportes (SCT)
Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil (DGAC)
Providencia 807, Cuarto Piso
Colonia del Valle, Codigo Postal 03100
Mexico, D.F.

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by, or obtained from the DGAC of the Republic of Mexico

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