Date & Time: Dec 7, 2012 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Britten-Norman Islander
Registration:
XC-UPJ
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Ambulance
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
La Yesca - Zapopan AFB
MSN:
307
YOM:
1971
Country:
Mexico
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Aircraft was engaged in an ambulance flight from La Yesca to Zapopan Air Base, carrying two soldiers who were injured in a car crash. During take off roll, aircraft was caught by strong lateral winds, went out of control, veered off runway to the right and came to rest in a wooded area. All three occupants were rescued while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.