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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 Saltillo: 8 killed

Date & Time: Apr 19, 2014 at 1945 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
XA-UKR
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Cozumel - Saltillo
MSN:
257191
YOM:
1982
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
On final approach to Saltillo-Plan de Guadalupe Airport, the BAe 125-700A was too low and hit the roof of a building located in an industrial park less than one km short of runway 17. Aircraft crashed in flames and was destroyed by impact forces and post crash fire. All eight occupants were killed. At the time of the accident, horizontal visibility was estimated to 800 meters and vertical visibility to 200 feet.

Crash of a Douglas DC-9-33CF in Saltillo

Date & Time: Jan 18, 2014 at 0430 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XA-UQM
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Tapachula - Saltillo
MSN:
47191/280
YOM:
28
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful flight, crew started the approach to Saltillo-Plan de Guadalupe Airport in a visibility established at 800 meters due to foggy conditions. After touch down on runway 17, nose gear collapsed. Aircraft skidded for several yards before coming to rest. All three occupants were uninjured while the aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair. Crew was performing a cargo flight from Tapachula on behalf of DHL Airways.

Crash of a Piper PA-31T Cheyenne II near Fragua Dam: 8 killed

Date & Time: Jul 7, 2010 at 1020 LT
Operator:
Registration:
XB-MPV
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Piedras Negras - Piedras Negras
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
Following the recent floods and damages caused by hurricane Alex, crew and passengers were performing an aerial inspection mission in the region of La Fragua Dam, at the border with USA. In flight, twin engine aircraft went out of control and crashed in flames in a prairie. All eight occupants were killed, among them the Coahuila's Secretary of Public works, Horacio del Bosque, the Mayor of Piedras Negras José Manuel Maldonado and Ricardo Garza Bermea, the Piedras Negras Civil Protection Director.

Crash of a Douglas DC-9 in Saltillo: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jul 6, 2008 at 0114 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N199US
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Hamilton-Shreveport-Saltillo
MSN:
47153/185
YOM:
1967
Flight number:
JUS199
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
On final approach to Saltillo-Plan de Guadalupe airport at night, the aircraft crashed in an industrial area located short of runway 17. The copilot was seriously injured while the captain was killed. The aircraft was carrying auto parts from Hamilton, Canada, with an intermediate stop at Shreveport, Louisiana.
Probable cause:

Crash of a Cessna 421 Golden Eagle in Saltillo

Date & Time: Apr 25, 2008 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
XB-WUF
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Saltillo-Aguascalientes
MSN:
421-0124
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:

Engine fire after take off. The aircraft crashed in an open field and burned. All occupants escaped injured.

Crash of a Cessna 208 Caravan in Piedras Negras: 8 killed

Date & Time: Oct 31, 1995 at 2050 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
XA-SVM
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Saltillo-Piedras Negras
MSN:
208-0214
YOM:
1992
Flight number:
TAC107
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
10
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8

Crash of a Rockwell Sabreliner 75A in Saltillo

Date & Time: Oct 26, 1989
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
TP-101
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Mexico City - Saltillo
MSN:
380-67
YOM:
1978
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After touchdown at Saltillo-Plan de Guadalupe Airport, the aircraft was unable to stop within the remaining distance and overran. It struck obstacles, lost its undercarriage and came to rest few dozen meters further. All seven occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. It had the dual registration TP-101 and XC-UJC.

Crash of a Learjet 24B near Cuatro Ciénegas: 2 killed

Date & Time: Dec 16, 1988
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N234CM
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Memphis - Addison
MSN:
24-214
YOM:
1970
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew departed Memphis on a flight to Addison, Texas. En route, the crew was cleared to climb to FL300 but the aircraft continued to climb without authorization until FL440. ATC tried to contact the crew without success. It was decided to dispatch a USAF Northrop T-38 Talon fighter and his pilot confirmed that the cockpit windows were covered by frost and that he was unable to contact the crew. The aircraft continued its route to the south, entered the Mexican airspace and few minutes later, after both engines failed due to fuel exhaustion, the aircraft entered a dive and crashed near Cuatro Ciénegas. The aircraft disintegrated on impact and both pilots were killed, among them the NASA astronaut-candidate Susan Reynolds aged 27.
Probable cause:
It is believed that the cabin pressurization system failed in flight, causing a slow decompression of the cabin. The crew probably lost consciousness then died after suffering hypoxia. After the fuel exhausted, both engines failed and the aircraft entered a rapid descent and crashed.

Crash of a Rockwell Gulfstream 695A Jetprop 1000 near San Rafael: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jun 13, 1988
Operator:
Registration:
HK-3390
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
695-96047
YOM:
1982
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Bogotá-Guaymaral Airport on an illegal flight to the US via Mexico, carrying one passenger and two pilots. In unknown circumstances, the aircraft crashed in a desert area located near the village of San Rafael, Coahuila. The aircraft was destroyed and all three occupants were killed. On board was found a load of 780 kilos of cocaine. At the time of the accident, the registration on the aircraft was XC-NCL while its real registration was HK-3390.