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Crash of a Cessna 411 in Guaymas: 2 killed

Date & Time: Feb 28, 2005 at 1000 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XB-ITI
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Tijuana-Guaymas
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:

The aircraft crashed in a wooded mountain located 32 km short of runway. It left Tijuana's airport at 0800LT.

Crash of a Piper PA-46-310P Malibu in Guaymas

Date & Time: Nov 27, 1987
Operator:
Registration:
N4367K
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
46-8408071
YOM:
1984
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed on landing for unknown reasons. Both occupants escaped with minor injuries.

Crash of a Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain in Magdalena de Kino: 2 killed

Date & Time: Sep 30, 1980 at 1415 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N3542X
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Guaymas - Tucson
MSN:
31-7952239
YOM:
1979
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
4800
Captain / Total hours on type:
1079.00
Circumstances:
While on a taxi flight from Guaymas to Tucson, the pilot contacted ATC and reported an engine fire. He was cleared to divert to Magdalena de Kino Airport for an emergency landing when on final, the twin engine airplane went out of control and crashed, bursting into flames. Both occupants were killed, among them the American guitarist Norman Douglas Sholin aged 29.
Probable cause:
Engine fire in flight for unknown reasons.
Final Report:

Crash of a Cessna 401 in Los Mochis: 3 killed

Date & Time: Nov 7, 1974 at 1345 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N401EH
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Guaymas - Los Mochis - Culiacan
MSN:
401-0102
YOM:
1968
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Captain / Total flying hours:
1039
Captain / Total hours on type:
125.00
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances while approaching Los Mochis Airport. The pilot and two passengers were killed while two other passengers were injured.
Final Report:

Crash of a Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando in Bahía Kino: 26 killed

Date & Time: Apr 17, 1959 at 0639 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XA-MIS
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Mexicali – Guaymas
MSN:
22586
YOM:
1945
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
22
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
26
Circumstances:
While in cruising altitude on a flight from Mexicali to Guaymas, the airplane exploded in mid air, dove into the ground and crashed in a desert area located in Bahía Kino. All 26 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
The exact cause of the explosion could not be determined with certainty.