Date & Time: Nov 4, 2007 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Beechcraft 100 King Air
Operator:
Registration:
XB-JVV
Flight Type:
Cargo
Survivors:
No
Site:
Plain
MSN:
B-170
YOM:
1973
Country:
Guatemala
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
2
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew was performing an illegal flight from Colombia to Mexico with one ton of cocaine on board. While overflying state of El Petén, the pilot informed ATC about technical problem and requested to divert to Santa Elena airport. The twin engine aircraft crashed in an open field located 30 km from airport. Both occupants were killed. Guatemaltecan authorities confirmed that the aircraft was registered YV-1568 during flight, which correspond to a false registration, the correct one should be XB-JVV.