Crash of a Cessna 401A in Las Juntas: 6 killed

Date & Time: Oct 23, 2019 at 1800 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
XB-JZF
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Durango - Acapulco
MSN:
401A-0051
YOM:
1969
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
En route from Durango to Acapulco, the twin engine airplane crashed in unknown circumstances in the Infiernillo River, in the region of Las Juntas. The wreckage was found inverted and partially submerged in water. All six occupants were killed.

Crash of a Cessna 207 Skywagon in Monterrey

Date & Time: Oct 7, 2019 at 1005 LT
Operator:
Registration:
XB-MHS
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
207-0063
YOM:
1969
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from runway 11 at Monterrey-Del Norte Airport, while in initial climb, the single engine airplane lost height and crashed on a highway located past the runway end. Fortunately, the airplane did not struck any vehicles and eventually crashed in a field, about 15 meters below the motorway. The pilot, sole on board, was seriously injured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Canadair CL-601-3A Challenger in Coahuila: 13 killed

Date & Time: May 5, 2019 at 1840 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N601VH
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Las Vegas - Monterrey
MSN:
5043
YOM:
1989
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
10
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
13
Circumstances:
The airplane departed Las Vegas Airport at 1452LT on a flight to Monterrey, carrying three crew members and 10 passengers who were returning to Mexico after taking part to a boxing match in Las Vegas. All flight was completed at FL370 then the aircraft climbed to FL390 for five minutes and then FL410. For unknown reasons, the airplane entered an uncontrolled descent and crashed in a desert area located about 260 km northwest of Monclova, Coahuila. The wreckage was found few hours later. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and all 13 occupants have been killed. The exact number of casualties may be reviewed.

Crash of a BAe 125-700A in San Pedro de Peralta: 1 killed

Date & Time: Mar 10, 2019
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N18BA
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The aircraft was engaged in an illegal mission, carrying a load of 200 kg of cocaine. En route, the crew apparently encountered an unexpected situation and was forced to attempt an emergency landing when the airplane crashed in a wooded area located near San Pedro de Peralta. A pilot was killed while the second was seriously injured. The registration is apparently fake.

Crash of a Dassault Falcon 20D in San Luis Potosí

Date & Time: Aug 7, 2018 at 0110 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N961AA
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Santiago de Querétaro - Laredo
MSN:
205
YOM:
1969
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On a cargo flight from Santiago de Querétaro to Laredo Texas with automotive parts on board, the crew encountered engine problems and was cleared to divert to San Luis Potosí-Ponciano Arriaga Airport for an emergency landing. While approaching by night, the crew was forced to make an emergency landing. The airplane struck the ground, lost its undercarriage and came to rest in an agricultural area located in Peñasco, about 6 km northeast of runway 14 threshold. The left wing was bent and partially torn off. Both crew members were slightly injured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of an Embraer ERJ-190AR in Durango

Date & Time: Jul 31, 2018 at 1530 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XA-GAL
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Durango – Mexico City
MSN:
190-00173
YOM:
2008
Flight number:
AM2431
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
99
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
3700
Captain / Total hours on type:
1064.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
1973
Copilot / Total hours on type:
460
Aircraft flight hours:
26009
Aircraft flight cycles:
17319
Circumstances:
The takeoff from Durango-Guadalupe Victoria Airport was initiated in poor weather conditions as a thunderstorm just passed over the airport five minutes prior to the accident. While taking off in heavy rain falls from runway 03, the pilot started the rotation and the airplane climbed for several feet when it lost height and struck the runway surface. It overran the runway, lost its undercarriage and came to rest in flames 380 meters past the runway end. All 103 occupants were evacuated and 49 were treated for various injuries. The aircraft was totally destroyed by a post crash fire. At the time of the accident, weather conditions were poor with thunderstorm activity, heavy rain falls and strong winds. Notable variations in wind components were noticed at the time of the accident.
Probable cause:
Impact against the runway caused by loss of control of the aircraft in the final phase of the take-off run by low altitude windshear that caused a loss of speed and lift. The following contributing factors were reported:
- Decrease in situational awareness of the flight crew when the commander was performing unauthorized instructional tasks without being qualified to provide flight instruction and to assign copilot and Pilot Flying duties to a an uncertified and unlicensed pilot,
- Failure to detect variations in the indicator displayed by the airspeed indicator on the PFD during the take-off run,
- Lack of adherence to sterile cabin procedures and operational procedures (TVC; Changes of runway and/or take off conditions after door closings; Take off in adverse windshear conditions) established in the Flight Operations Manual, the Dispatch Manual and the Standard Operating Procedures,
- Lack of adherence to published procedure,
- Lack of adherence to Aerodrome and meteorological information procedures,
- Lack of supervision on part of Tower personnel at Durango Airport.
Final Report:

Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan near Tuzantán: 3 killed

Date & Time: May 15, 2018 at 0900 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N149CD
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
208-0508
YOM:
1996
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances in a mountainous and wooded area located near Tuzantán. The airplane was totally destroyed by a post crash fire and all three occupants were killed. According to Mexican Authorities, the crew was completing an illegal flight. Also, the registration N149CD seems to be wrong and was not confirmed by the authorities.

Crash of a Cessna 207 Skywagon near Playa del Carmen

Date & Time: Dec 21, 2017 at 0930 LT
Operator:
Registration:
XA-UHL
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Playa del Carmen – Chichén Itzá
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Few minutes after takeoff from Playa del Carmen, the single engine aircraft crashed into a jungle located in Calica, few km from the airfield. The pilot and all four passengers, a British family on holidays, were uninjured. The tail separated from the fuselage and the aircraft is written off.

Crash of a Learjet 25B in Toluca: 2 killed

Date & Time: May 17, 2017 at 1526 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XA-VMC
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Toluca - Durango
MSN:
25-114
YOM:
1973
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Less than one minute after takeoff from runway 15 at Toluca-Licendiado Adolfo López Mateos Airport, while climbing, the twin engine airplane went out of control and crashed in flames in a wasteland located about 200 meters past the runway end. The aircraft was destroyed upon impact and a fire erupted. Both crew members were killed.

Crash of a Piper PA-46-310P Malibu in Chichén Itzá

Date & Time: Feb 15, 2017 at 2000 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N116TH
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Monterrey – Cancún
MSN:
46-8608005
YOM:
1986
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While overflying the Yucatán province, en route from Monterrey to Cancún, the pilot informed ATC that he was low of fuel and requested the permission to divert to Chichén Itzá Airport for an emergency landing. While approaching the airfield by night, the single engine aircraft hit trees and crashed in a wooded area. The airplane was destroyed and all five occupants were injured.
Probable cause:
Fuel exhaustion.