Accident Beechcraft 300 Super King Air XC-LMV, Tuesday 30 April 2013
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Date:Tuesday 30 April 2013
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE30 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Beechcraft 300 Super King Air
Owner/operator:Procuraduría General de la República - PGR
Registration: XC-LMV
MSN: FA-83
Year of manufacture:1985
Total airframe hrs:7146 hours
Cycles:5756 flights
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-60A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:2,6 km S of Zacatecas-La Calera Airport (ZCL) -   Mexico
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Zacatecas-La Calera Airport (ZCL/MMZC)
Destination airport:Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX/MMMX)
Investigating agency: CIDAIA Mexico
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A Beechcraft 300 Super King Air turboprop plane, operated by the Office of the Mexican Attorney-General, crashed shortly after takeoff from runway 20 at Zacatecas-La Calera Airport (ZCL), Mexico. All six occupants were killed.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Precautionary landing due to probable loss of left engine power, in soft and dry terrain, bogging down the legs of the main landing gear resulting in destruction of the aircraft."
- Lack of application of CRM concepts
- Lack of adherence to standard operating procedures (SOPS)

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CIDAIA Mexico
Report number: ACCM-021/2013MMZC
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


Ministry of Communications and Transport (SCT) press release
Zacetas Online


  • 31st worst accident in 2013
  • 2nd worst accident of this aircraft type
  • worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


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