Date & Time: Jul 7, 2010 at 1020 LT
Type of aircraft:
Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain
Survey / Patrol / Reconnaissance
Piedras Negras - Piedras Negras
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Following the recent floods and damages caused by hurricane Alex, crew and passengers were performing an aerial inspection mission in the region of La Fragua Dam, at the border with USA. In flight, twin engine aircraft went out of control and crashed in flames in a prairie. All eight occupants were killed, among them the Coahuila's Secretary of Public works, Horacio del Bosque, the Mayor of Piedras Negras José Manuel Maldonado and Ricardo Garza Bermea, the Piedras Negras Civil Protection Director.