On November 5, 2007, at 0850 central standard time, a single-engine Cessna 208B airplane, Mexican registration XA-UBC, was destroyed during a forced landing following a loss of engine power while on initial climb near Culiacan, State of Sinaloa, in the Republic of Mexico. The commercial pilot and 2 passengers were seriously injured, while 12 other passengers sustained minor injuries. The airplane, serial number 208B1046, was operated by Aerocalafia, a domestic air taxi operator. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed throughout the area at the time of the accident and a flight plan was filed for the planned cross-country flight to Los Cabos, Mexico. The flight was originating at the time of the mishap.

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

Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Trasportes
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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