Date & Time: Feb 15, 2017 at 2000 LT
Type of aircraft:
Piper PA-46 (Malibu/Meridian/Mirage/Matrix/M-Class)
Landing (descent or approach)
Monterrey – Cancún
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
While overflying the Yucatán province, en route from Monterrey to Cancún, the pilot informed ATC that he was low of fuel and requested the permission to divert to Chichén Itzá Airport for an emergency landing. While approaching the airfield by night, the single engine aircraft hit trees and crashed in a wooded area. The airplane was destroyed and all five occupants were injured.