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Chiapas

Crash of a Dassault Falcon 200 in Palenque

Date & Time: Aug 29, 2020 at 2100 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XB-OAP
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
504
YOM:
1986
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
In unknown circumstances, the crew made a belly landing near Palenque Airport. By night, the aircraft crash landed in an open field and came to rest. The occupant(s) was/were not found but law enforcement officials found 3 tons of cocaine on board. The aircraft seems to be written off.

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 Piper PA-31-35 Navajo C/R in Tuxtla Gutierrez: 8 killed

Date & Time: Jan 17, 2013 at 1430 LT
Registration:
XB-EZY
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Tuxtla Gutierrez - Xoxocotlán
MSN:
31-8212007
YOM:
1982
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
Shortly after take off from Tuxtla Gutierrez-Angel Albino Corzo Airport, while climbing, twin engine aircraft stalled and crashed near runway end. All eight occupants, among them three minors, were killed.

Crash of a Fairchild F27 in Tuxtla Gutiérrez: 24 killed

Date & Time: May 10, 1990 at 0855 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
F-GHXA
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Tapachula – Tuxtla Gutierrez
MSN:
101
YOM:
1963
Flight number:
6A100
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
36
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
24
Captain / Total flying hours:
3755
Captain / Total hours on type:
122.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
754
Copilot / Total hours on type:
126
Aircraft flight hours:
18147
Circumstances:
On final approach to Tuxtla Gutiérrez Airport runway 35, while the aircraft was fully configured for landing, the crew decided to initiate a go-around procedure for unknown reasons and completed a left turn in an attempt to make a 180 circuit. The aircraft lost height, struck trees and crashed 3,200 meters short of runway threshold, bursting into flames. All four crew members and 20 passengers were killed while 16 other occupants were injured.
Probable cause:
The loss of control on final approach was the consequence of a loss of lift after the crew failed to maintain a minimum speed while initiating a go-around procedure. At this time, the aircraft was fully configured for landing with flaps and landing gear down.
The following contributing factors were reported:
- Lack of crew coordination,
- Lack of crew experience on this type of aircraft.
Final Report:

Crash of a Douglas DC-4 near San Cristóbal de Las Casas: 10 killed

Date & Time: May 18, 1979
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
10
Circumstances:
An in-flight fire in the cabin forced the crew to reduce his altitude and to attempt an emergency landing when control was lost. The airplane crashed in flames in an uninhabited area located in the region of San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas. The aircraft was destroyed and all 10 occupants were killed, among them two Swiss citizens.

Crash of a Britten-Norman BN-2A-8 Islander in San Cristóbal de Las Casas: 13 killed

Date & Time: Nov 3, 1977
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
XA-FUA
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Palenque - San Cristóbal de Las Casas
MSN:
388
YOM:
1974
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
11
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
13
Circumstances:
On final approach to San Cristóbal de Las Casas Airport, the twin engine airplane suffered an in-flight explosion and crashed in flames few dozen meters short of runway threshold. The aircraft was destroyed and all 13 occupants were killed, among them members of the National Indian Institute.
Probable cause:
The cause of the in-flight explosion remains unknown.

Crash of a Cessna 402A in San Vicente

Date & Time: Nov 29, 1973 at 1455 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N111RN
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Acapulco - Cozumel
MSN:
402A-0131
YOM:
1969
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
2518
Captain / Total hours on type:
40.00
Circumstances:
En route from Acapulco to Cozumel, the pilot informed ATC about the malfunction of both engines and was cleared to divert to San Vicente Airfield, Chiapas. On approach, the twin engine airplane went out of control and crashed in flames. Both occupants were injured and the aircraft was destroyed by fire.
Probable cause:
Partial loss of power on both engines for undetermined reason.
Final Report:

Crash of a Douglas DC-6 in Tuxtla Gutiérrez

Date & Time: Aug 20, 1969
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XA-MOO
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
42877/18
YOM:
1947
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed on landing for unknown reason. There were no casualties.

Crash of an Avro 652A Anson I in Yajalón: 11 killed

Date & Time: Aug 25, 1958 at 0945 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
XB-YUB
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Tuxtla Gutiérrez – Yajalón
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
11
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Tuxtla Gutierrez Airport at 0915LT for a 30 minutes flight to Yajalón. While approaching Yajalón Airport, the airplane collided with a second Anson registered XB-YUZ and also operated by Servicios Aéreos de Chiapas. Inbound from San Cristóbal de Las Casas, the second Anson was carrying four passengers and a crew of two. Following the collision, both aircraft dove into the ground and crashed in a prairie. All 17 occupants on both aircraft were killed. The exact circumstances of the collision remains unclear.

Crash of an Avro 652A Anson I in Yajalón: 6 killed

Date & Time: Aug 25, 1958 at 0945 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
XB-YUZ
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
San Cristóbal de Las Casas – Yajalón
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed San Cristóbal de Las Casas around 0920LT on a flight to Yajalón. While approaching Yajalón Airport, the airplane collided with a second Anson registered XB-YUB and also operated by Servicios Aéreos de Chiapas. Inbound from Tuxtla Gutiérrez , the second Anson was carrying nine passengers and a crew of two. Following the collision, both aircraft dove into the ground and crashed in a prairie. All 17 occupants on both aircraft were killed. The exact circumstances of the collision remains unclear.