CASA Crash

Questions and concerns about the safety and reliability of EADS CASA aircraft, and about the reliability of EADS as a U.S. defense partner

15 November 2006

Mexican Navy CASA plane goes down off Yucatan

A Mexican Navy EADS CASA C-212 crashed into the Gulf of Mexico on November 15, but good crewmanship saved all aboard.

According to a statement from the Mexican Navy, the plane had been on matitime patrol for five and a half hours over the Gulf of Mexico when "one of its two engines, and minutes later the other, failed, forcing the pilots to decide an emergency landing."

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