|Quoting RicciPettit (Reply 3):|
How on Earth did customs/airport officials not notice anything!? Either that or some kind of blind eye was turned.
Many drug transporting planes leave from clandestine runways in the jungle (mostly in guerrilla controlled areas). No need for customs. All drugdealers need is information on when and where will air patrol a/c will be (either near Colombia or Mexico).
A few weeks ago, a BAC-1-11 landed in CUN
due to an "emergency" (flightplan was from somewhere in Venezuela to MID
). At the far end of the rwy, the airplane shut down their lights, opened the door and dumped some cargo. Somebody noticed it and the police went to the end of the rwy. At the time, some pick up trucks had already left the airport's perimeter with the cargo. Pilots were arrested and the a/c secured. Traces of drugs were found on board.
|Quoting 777STL (Reply 1):|
Was it shot down or did it go down on its own?
No information on that. Authorities are quite tight lipped at the moment (according to the news). Some people heard in their scanners in MID
something about the incident (http://www.fsmex.com/foros/viewtopic.php?t=21274&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0 in spanish only!)
In summary, an EMB145MP returned to MID
. The ATC requested information and pilot in the EMB said:
- The G-II
was coming from Colombia to Cancun.
- It was intercepted by the Mexican Air Force near Cancun (no information reg. the intercepting aircraft, probably a PC
- The plane tried to land in the jungle (possible a clandestine runway) but had to make a go around.
- On a second attempt the plane went down. Possibly it ran out of fuel because there was no fire (pictures confirm this).
- At the time of this communication the Mexican Army and Air Force had not found the crash site.
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