On November 3, 2008 at approximately 1800 pacific standard time (PST) a twin-engine turbo prop, Beechcraft BE200, N200JL, was destroyed when it impacted terrain shortly after takeoff from Punta Chivato Airstrip, located near Punto Chivato, Baja California Sur, Mexico. The pilot, sole occupant received fatal injuries. The aircraft was observed to barely clear a small hill after departure and appeared to loose airspeed and slow it's climb. It was observed then to stall and impact the ground. There was a post crash fire that consumed the majority of the airplane. The flight was originating at the time.

The aircraft is being recovered to a facility in Pearblossom, California, USA for further investigation. Technical advisors from Beechcraft Corporation, Hartzell Propellers Inc, and Pratt and Whitney Canada have been appointed to provide technical assistance to the DGAC in conduct of the investigation.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of Mexico. This report is for information purposes only and contains only information released by the Government of Mexico. Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Transportes (SCT)
Direccion General de Aeronutica Civil (DGAC)
Col. san Juan de Arrgon, 3-seccion
Del. Venustiano Carrabza
Mexico, D.F, Mexico c.p. 15620
Telephone: 55-2598-0138

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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