Crash of a Learjet 25 near Iturbide: 7 killed

Date & Time: Dec 9, 2012 at 0440 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N345MC
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Monterrey - Toluca
MSN:
25-046
YOM:
1969
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
Aircraft left Monterrey Airport in the night, bound for Toluca, with five passengers and a crew of two on board. While cruising at 28,000 feet, aircraft went out of control, dove into the ground and crashed in a mountainous region located near Iturbide, in the south part of the Parque Natural Sierra de Arteaga, some 100 km south of Monterrey. Debris of the aircraft were found on an area of approximately 300 metres and all seven occupants were killed, among them the American-Mexican singer Dolores Jenney Rivera, aged 43. She was accompanied with her impresario and members of her team. They left Monterrey after she gave a concert and they should go in Toluca to take part to a TV show.

Crash of a Cessna 411 in Mexico: 3 killed

Date & Time: Mar 4, 2011 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XB-LWA
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Guadalajara-Mexico City
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
Few minutes after takeoff from Guadalajara-Don Miguel Hidalgo airport, crew informed ATC about technical problems and elected to make an emergency landing. While approaching a pasture, aircraft hit power cables and crashed in flames. Both pilots and two cows in the field were killed. All four passengers were seriously injured (burned) and one of them died three days later.

Crash of a Beechcraft Super King Air 200 in Mexico: 1 killed

Date & Time: Nov 3, 2008 at 1330 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N200JL
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
BB-0127
YOM:
1976
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:

While returning from South Pacific, the twin engine aircraft crashed near the Hotel Posada de la Flores, in Punta Chivato, Baja California, Mexico. The pilot, sole on board, was killed.

Crash of a Cessna 421 Golden Eagle in Mexico: 4 killed

Date & Time: Sep 14, 2008 at 1318 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N7560Q
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
El Paso-Presidio
MSN:
421-0346
YOM:
1973
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:

The aircraft and its occupants were performing a survey flight from El Paso to Presidio under the IBWC - International Boundary & Water Commission. During flight and in unknown circumstances, the twin engine aircraft crashed in a desertic region located in the mexican State of Chihuahua, 10 km from US Border. All four occupants were killed. They should make the surveillance of the Rio Grande river after the release of a dam located upstream from El Paso. Accident caused by CFIT.

Crash of a Rockwell Grand Commander 690 in Mexico: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jun 3, 2005 at 1200 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N572L
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
Aircraft was making an illegal flight from Columbia to the United States with more than one ton of cocaine on board. The aircraft crashed few minutes before landing in a wooded area. All occupants were killed.

Crash of an IAI-1124 Westwind in Mexico: 7 killed

Date & Time: Feb 24, 2005 at 1540 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
XC-COL
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Toluca-Colima
MSN:
279
YOM:
1979
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:

18 minutes after takeoff from Toluca airport, while cruising at 16'000 feet, the crew informed ATC about technical problems and decided to divert to Morelia airport. Few minutes later, the aircraft struck a mountain and was destroyed upon impact. All occupant were killed. Among them was Gustavo Vazquez Montes, Governor of the State of Colima, owner of the aircraft.

Crash of a Lockheed C-130 Hercules in Mexico: 6 killed

Date & Time: Sep 19, 2003 at 2000 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
3603
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Mexicali-Santa Lucia
MSN:
3025
YOM:
1957
Country:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:

Two hours and fourty minutes after takeoff from Mexicali, the aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances 70 km south of Zacatecas and 400 km northwest of Mexico City.

Crash of a Rockwell Aero Commander 690 in Mexico: 1 killed

Date & Time: Sep 16, 2003 at 1430 LT
Registration:
N302WB
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Soto La Marina-Laredo
MSN:
690-11003
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:

The twin engine aircraft had previously sustained some damage to the nose landing gear and the owner replaced the nose landing gear prior to attempting to depart from the airstrip. On takeoff, the aircraft veered off runway and crashed after pilot lost control.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter in Mexico: 4 killed

Date & Time: Jan 15, 2002 at 0845 LT
Registration:
XC-FIT
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Mexico City-Chilpancingo
MSN:
752
YOM:
1981
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
15
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
Leased by the public state prosecutor, the aircraft veered off runway on landing and hit a concrete wall. The board determined that the probable cause was a too high approach speed and control was lost after touch down.