NTSB Identification: DFW06WA177
Accident occurred Sunday, July 09, 2006 in Tepic, Mexico
Aircraft: Cessna 182C, registration:
Injuries: 5 Fatal.

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

On July 9, 2006, at 1310 central daylight time, a single-engine Cessna 182C airplane, Mexican registration XB-PER, was destroyed following a loss of control while maneuvering near Tepic, State of Nayarit, in the Republic of Mexico. The commercial pilot and his 4 passengers were fatally injured. The airplane, serial number 182-52736, was owned and operated by Transportes Aereos Regionales (TAR) a domestic on-demand air taxi operator servicing the local area. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local non-revenue flight for which a visual flight rules (VFR) flight plan was filed. The local flight originated from the Buganbilias Airport, about 10 minutes prior to the accident.

According to local law enforcement personnel that responded to the accident site, the non-revenue flight was organized by the owner of the air service to reward local students for attaining the highest grades in their respective rural schools.

The accident investigation is under the control and jurisdiction of the Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil (DGAC) of the Government of the Republic of Mexico. Further information may be obtained from the Mexican authorities at:

Secretaria 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 Mexico.

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