On November 2, 2005, at 1550 central standard time, a Bell 206 helicopter, Mexican registration XA-LUM, was destroyed while maneuvering near El Marques, in the State of Queretaro, in the Republic of Mexico. The helicopter was owned and operated by a corporation. The commercial pilot and the additional crewmember were fatally injured. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed in the area of the mishap at the time of the accident. The helicopter was reported to have departed from the municipality of Tepotzotlan, at time unknown, and was destined for San Luis Potosi.

The participation of a representative from Rolls Royce was requested by the Mexican authorities to assist with the engine examination at the San Luis Potosi Airport.

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

Subsecretaria de Transportes
Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil (DGAC)
Providencia 807 - Cuarto Piso
Colonia del Valle
CP 03100
Mexico, D.F.

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information release by, or obtained from the DGAC of Mexico.

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