Adriaticus From Mexico, joined May 2004, 1146 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2340 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, 7479 posts, RR: 41
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2240 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.