NTSB Identification: DFW08WA037
Accident occurred Sunday, August 12, 2007 in Zihuatanejo, Mexico
Aircraft: Cessna 206, 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 August 12, 2007, at approximately 1730 central daylight time, a single-engine Cessna 206 airplane, Mexican registration XA-ASQ, was destroyed upon collision with terrain under unknown circumstances near Zihuatanejo, State of Guerrero, in the Republic of Mexico. The commercial pilot and his 2 passengers were fatally injured. The airplane was owned and operated by Trans Mens Foraneos S.A. de C.V. of Mexico City, Mexico. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the cross-country flight for which a visual flight rules (VFR) flight plan was filed. The business flight originated from the Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Airport at 1700 and was destined for Atizapan de Zaragoza, Mexico.

Search and rescue efforts were initiated the morning following the disappearance of the airplane. The wreckage of the airplane was located in heavily wooded mountainous terrain near the cerrito de San Andres, in the Sierra de Petatlan, approximately 3 months after the accident.

The accident investigation is under the control and jurisdiction 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
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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