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Baja California

Crash of a Boeing 727-212 in Laguna Salada

Date & Time: Apr 27, 2012 at 1000 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XB-MNP
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Mexicali - Laguna Salada
MSN:
21348/1287
YOM:
1977
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Pilot was engaged in a test flight on behalf of the Mexican Direccion General de Aviacion Civil (DGAC) and different agencies to crash deliberately the aircraft in the Sonoran Desert for a television program organised by British, German and American Producers. While approaching the desert along the Mexican 5 Highway, about 30 km southwest of Mexicali, pilot bailed out and the 727 crashed few seconds later in a slightly flat configuration. On touch down, broke in two before coming to rest.

Crash of a Saab 340 in Tijuana

Date & Time: Sep 6, 2001 at 1235 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XA-ACK
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Ciudad Juarez-Tijuana
MSN:
183
YOM:
1990
Flight number:
SLI2130
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
29
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0

Crash of a Cessna 500 Citation in Ensenada: 8 killed

Date & Time: Feb 6, 1996 at 2020 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
XA-SLQ
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Tijuana-Ensenada
MSN:
500-0111
YOM:
1973
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8

Crash of a Learjet 25 in Tijuana

Date & Time: Sep 2, 1993 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XA-NOG
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Mexico-Tijuana
MSN:
25-349
YOM:
1981
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0

Crash of a Cessna 441 Conquest in Mexicali: 2 killed

Date & Time: Nov 15, 1987 at 1815 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N2484B
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
San Diego-Palm Springs
MSN:
441-0112
YOM:
1979
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
8000

Crash of a Rockwell Aero Commander 520 in Camalú

Date & Time: Oct 15, 1969 at 0832 LT
Registration:
N520X
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Camalú - El Arco
MSN:
520-83
YOM:
1953
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
2900
Captain / Total hours on type:
60.00
Circumstances:
Struck an object while taking off from Camalú Airstrip. The aircraft veered off runway and crashed. All six occupants were seriously injured and the aircraft was destroyed.
Final Report:

Crash of a Douglas DC-3 near Ensenada: 12 killed

Date & Time: Dec 26, 1968 at 2320 LT
Type of aircraft:
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Tijuana – Guerrero Negro
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
10
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
12
Circumstances:
While cruising in limited visibility by night, the airplane crashed on a mountain located 40 km east of Ensenada, killing all 12 occupants.

Crash of a Bristol 175 Britannia 302 in Tijuana

Date & Time: Jul 9, 1965
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XA-MEC
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Mexico City – Tijuana
MSN:
12918
YOM:
1957
Country:
Crew on board:
9
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
73
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful flight from Mexico City, the crew started the descent to Tijuana-Rodriguez Airport when he encountered technical difficulties with one main gear that was not locked down. The captain decided to follow a holding pattern over Tijuana but few minutes later, he was forced to land due to fuel shortage. Upon touchdown, one of the main gear collapsed. The airplane slid for several dozen yards before coming to rest. While all 82 occupants were evacuated safely, the aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Failure of a landing gear that was not locked down on landing.

Crash of a Lockheed 12A Electra Junior in Ensenada

Date & Time: Apr 2, 1942
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Los Angeles - Ensenada
MSN:
1239
YOM:
1938
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The pilot, sole aboard, was completing a ferry flight from Los Angeles. The twin engine crashed on landing for unknown reason. While the pilot was unhurt, the aircraft christened 'Presidente Venustiano Carranza' was written off.