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Plane Crash In Mexico  
User currently offlineLH498 From Germany, joined May 2007, 215 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 11784 times:

A cargo plane on take-off at Culiacán crashed, killing 9 people(3 crew members on board, a family of 4 and 2 soldiers on the ground). It happened a few hours ago, reports still unclear about the aircraft or how it happened. Registration is reported to be XA-TSL or XA-FL (I assume rather TFL) according to Reforma and El Universal http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/notas/435237.html

This could point to this one

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Apparently, it never made it off the ground.

Airport closed, incoming President Calderón had to divert to GDL and canceled a visit to Culiacán.

Very sad news.

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User currently offlineKhelmDTW From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 269 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 11541 times:

So sad, the loss of life and a classic aircraft.

RIP



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User currently offlineGhost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5236 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 11346 times:

Hmmm so sad, nothing new.. those frames have something, either are VERY OLD or poor mx... Estafeta/Jett Paq loss 2 frames every year... time to bring Metro's or S340s!!!

g77 APM



Ricardo Morales - flyAPM - ¡No es que maneje rapido, solo estoy volando lento!
User currently offlineLH498 From Germany, joined May 2007, 215 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 11198 times:

Update: Aircraft never left the ground, crossed a highway impacting several cars and ended crashing into several houses.
Death toll remains the same.


User currently offlineBuyantUkhaa From Mongolia, joined May 2004, 2915 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 10830 times:



http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6275548.stm



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User currently offlineJenkingeorge From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2007, 34 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks ago) and read 10353 times:

Are these aircraft not designed to have a blow out and still maintain control? (maybe a dull question but I thought they would be able to?)

RIP

JG



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User currently offlineAvroArrow From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 1045 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 9521 times:

I would imagine that just having one tire on each main leg would make a blowout a critical control issue as it would pull very strongly to that side. I'm sure the crew tried their best but there is only so much you can do. RIP all.  Sad


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