On May 5, 2009 at about 0900 central daylight time a Cessna 340, Mexican Registration XB-CUC crashed while returning to land after takeoff at General Heriberto Jara Corona International Airport, Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico. The pilot requested to return to the airport shortly after takeoff and was cleared to land by the tower. The pilot and 2 passengers were fatally injured and 1 passenger sustained serious injuries. The flight had a planned destination of McAllen, Texas.

A technical adviser from Cessna Aircraft traveled to Veracruz, Mexico to assist in the DGAC 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

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