On September 15, 2006, at 1220 central daylight time, a single-engine Piper PA-46-310P airplane, Mexican registration XB-JVH, was destroyed during a forced landing following a loss of engine power near Toluca, Estado de Mexico, in the Republic of Mexico. The commercial pilot and 5 passengers were seriously injured, and one passenger was fatally injured. The turbocharged pressurized airplane, serial number 46-8508032, was owned and operated by a private individual. The on-demand air taxi flight originated from the Monterey del Norte Airport (MMAN), in the State of Nuevo Leon, in the Republic of Mexico, at 0827 CDT, with Acapulco, State of Guerrero , Mexico, as its intended final destination.

According to aeronautical authorities, the flight declared an emergency with air traffic control while transiting the airspace near the Toluca International Airport (MMTO), while en route to Acapulco. The airplane was attempting to land on runway 15; however, the airplane impacted the ground about 2 kilometers short of the landing threshold for the 13,780-foot long runway 15. There were no reported injuries to anyone on the ground and there was no fire.

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 (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 the Republic of Mexico.

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