On June 25, 2001, about 0900 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), a Cessna 206, Mexican registration XA-SFT, registered to and operated by Taxis Aereos de Sinaloa, S.A de C.V., crashed while on maneuvering approach to land in the vicinity of the Cinco LLagas Airport, Mexico. Weather conditions at the time of the accident are not known. Flight plan information is not available. The airplane was destroyed by impact forces. The pilot-in-command and five passengers were fatally injured. The flight originated from the Caimaneros de Guasave Airport, about 1 hour before the accident.

Witnesses stated they observed the airplane go over the airport and make a steep turn with no power, enter a stall nose down, followed by the collision with the terrain.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the government of Mexico. Any further information pertaining this accident may be obtained from:

Subsecretaria de Transportes
Direccion General de Aviacion Civil (DGAC)
Providencia 807 - Cuarto Piso
Colonia del Valle

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information obtained from or released by the government of Mexico.

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