FTW95LA043
FTW95LA043

On November 15, 1994, at 2018 central standard time, a Cessna 206E, Mexican registration XBEPF, was substantially damaged during landing near San Benito, Texas. The unidentified pilot was presumed to be uninjured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed throughout the area for the night flight.

Examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector revealed that the right wing spar was fractured. Additionally he found that a data plate was not installed on the airplane, and that all the seats had been removed with the exception of the pilot's and copilot's seats. The inspector also noted that the aft portion of the cabin floor had been modified with a six inch square aperture. The nose landing gear was collapsed and the propeller blades were found bent around the engine cowling. Ground scars made by the nose wheel were indicative of a ground loop.

The abandoned airplane was found by a law enforcement patrol car. The pilot was not located, and no evidence of blood was found in the cockpit or surrounding area. There was no cargo or baggage aboard the airplane.

A U.S Customs team inspected and tested the airplane for evidence or signs of involvement in the transportation of drugs. No evidence of drugs was found.

The Mexican registered owner never answered any correspondence, nor completed NTSB Form 6120.1/2. Neither the local police or the sheriff department had any knowledge regarding the recovery or disposition of the wreckage.

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