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Last updated: 3 December 2021
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Date:Sunday 21 February 2021
Time:09:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ45 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 45XR
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Mexicana
Registration: 3912
MSN: 45-325
First flight: 2007
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Xalapa Airport (JAL) (   Mexico)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Xalapa-El Lencero Airport (JAL/MMJA), Mexico
Destination airport:Villahermosa-Capitan Carlos Perez Airport (VSA/MMVA), Mexico
Narrative:
A Learjet 45XR operated by the Mexican Air Force, crashed near Xalapa Airport, Mexico, and burst into flames. All six on board suffered fatal injuries.
Flight tracking website Flightaware shows the aircraft arrived at Xalapa Airport at 09:05 hours local time after a flight from Mexico City. The Mexican Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional reported that the accident occurred at 09:45 after takeoff.

Sources:
» SEDENA press release


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Distance from Xalapa-El Lencero Airport to Villahermosa-Capitan Carlos Perez Airport as the crow flies is 448 km (280 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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