NTSB Identification: DFW06WA147
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 30, 2006 in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
Aircraft: Schweizer 269D, 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 May 30, 2006, at 1030 central daylight time, a single-engine Schweizer 269D helicopter, Mexican registration XC-LJU, was destroyed upon impact with terrain under unknown circumstances near Ciudad Juarez, State of Chihuahua, in the Republic of Mexico. The commercial pilot and his two passengers were fatally injured. The turbine powered helicopter, serial number 0055A, was owned and operated by the Government of Mexico. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local flight at the time of the accident. The flight originated from Ciudad Juarez at time unknown.

Local law enforcement personnel, who responded to the accident site, reported the accident site was located outside an industrial area in the outskirts of the city. A post-impact fire was reported to have consumed most of the airframe. The remains of the helicopter were transported to a secured location for further examination.

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

Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Transportes
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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