Preliminary Report: Engine quits on Mexican caravan

 - January 2, 2008, 5:56 AM

Cessna 208B Caravan, Culiacan, Mexico, Nov. 5, 2007–The Mexican-registered Aerocalafia air taxi Caravan lost power when climbing out near Culiacan. The commercial-rated pilot and two passengers were seriously injured and 12 other passengers suffered minor injuries in the ensuing forced landing. The airplane was destroyed. A flight plan was filed for Los Cabos, Mexico, and weather was VMC.