Adriaticus From Mexico, joined May 2004, 1141 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1972 times:
Quoting Juventus (Reply 2): Do they know the cause? (WX, MX, Pilot error, etc)
The media is reporting that the Secretaría de Gobernación (ministry of the interior) is officially stating the crash was a weather-related accident. Apparently, the crash took place in conditions of zero visibility against the very top of a mountain range.
AR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7091 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 1872 times:
Quoting N506CR (Reply 1): Does anyone know what registration/helo type it was?
It was a Bell 412EP, registration XC-PFI. An unfortunate registration. A helicopter owned by the state of Morelos had that same registration. That helicopter also went down killing its 8 occupants in 1997, also on a government flight assignment.
According to a witness that actually reached the crash site, there was nothing recognizable left. Just burnt, small pieces of wreckage. No word on the bodies but I guess it can be surmised.