Friday, May 27, 2022

Ted Smith Aerostar 601P, N66CG: Fatal accident occurred May 23, 2022 in Ceballos, Durango, Mexico

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards International Field Office; Dallas, Texas

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances and destroyed by fire. 


Date: 23-MAY-22
Time: 18:29:00Z
Regis#: N66CG
Aircraft Make: SMITH
Aircraft Model: AEROSTAR 601P
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: FATAL
Total Fatal: 2
Flight Crew: 1 fatal
Pax: 1 fatal 
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: DESTROYED
City: CEBALLOS
State: DURANGO
Country: MEXICO





6 comments:

  1. Isn't this the same type of plane Tom Cruise used to fly contraband out of jungles in the movie 'American Made'?

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    1. That was a 600. https://www.impdb.org/index.php?title=American_Made

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    2. No but that one also crashed, with messy lawsuits following.

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    3. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-features/two-dead-a-tom-cruise-movie-shoot-a-plane-crash-colombia-lawsuits-a-survivor-speaks-1021934/

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  2. No indication that the crash was right after takeoff, making the typical misfuel with jet-A less likely to be the cause.

    News report, photo:
    https://www.fsmex.com/foros/index.php?threads/un-piper-aerostar-601p-se-estrell%C3%B3-en-circunstancias-desconocidas-en-un-campo-cerca-de-la-presa-pe%C3%B1a-del-%C3%81guila-15-km-al-noroeste-del-aeropuerto-de-d.68081/

    ADS-B captures include the aircraft leaving El Paso for Mexico on 19 January and making flights within Mex airspace ever since. A December 20th short flight local to Nantucket followed a December 18 El Paso to New Bedford flight. Some short loop flights show up locally at the El Paso home base in October. Summer 2021 also shows Mex internal flights.

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    1. Flightaware shows 360 turn not long before crash:

      https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N66CG/history/20220523/2151Z/MMCY/L%2024.23103%20-104.67911

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