Date & Time: Sep 24, 2007 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Gulfstream GII
Registration:
N987SA
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Cargo
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
172
YOM:
1975
Country:
Mexico
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was performing an illegal flight from Colombia to the United States via Cancun, Mexico. While overflying Mexico, the crew of a Mexican Air Force's Embraer EMB-145 chased the aircraft. The crew of the G2 decided to make an emergency landing in an open field near Tixkokob but the aircraft crashed. Both pilot were arrested few minutes later and the aircraft was destroyed upon impact. Mexican authorities found 3.3 tons of cocaine on board (132 bags of 25 kilos each).