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San Luis Potosí

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 a Beechcraft A100 King Air near San Luis Potosí: 5 killed

Date & Time: Oct 13, 1976
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XB-NUV
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
B-128
YOM:
1972
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
En route, the twin engine airplane went out of control, dove into the ground and crashed in an uninhabited area located about 50 km northwest of San Luis Potosí. All five occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
It is believed that the loss of control occurred while the aircraft was flying in thunderstorm activity.

Crash of a Beechcraft AT-11 Kansan near Villa Juárez: 3 killed

Date & Time: Oct 7, 1960
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
BHB-1512
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
3965
YOM:
1943
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances 5 km southeast of Villa Juárez, killing all three occupants.

Crash of a Lockheed 18 LodeStar near Ciudad Valles: 6 killed

Date & Time: Mar 7, 1955
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XB-ZEH
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Tampico - Mexico City
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The aircraft, owned by the Mexican businessman and sports executive Jorge Pasquel, was performing a flight from a private ranch in the region of Tampico to Mexico City. While cruising by night, the twin engine aircraft hit the slope of the Cerro El Sabino located near Ciudad Valles. The wreckage was found a day later and all six occupants have been killed. There were on board two pilots, two technicians, Mr. Jorge Pasquel and his personal barber.

Crash of a Boeing 247D in San Luis Potosí: 12 killed

Date & Time: Aug 1, 1945 at 0950 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XA-DUY
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Mexico City – San Luis Potosí – Torréon – Nogales
MSN:
1723
YOM:
1933
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
12
Circumstances:
While on approach to San Luis Potosí, the twin engine aircraft hit the slope of a mountain located few km from the airport. All 12 occupants were killed. It was said that the accident may have been caused by an engine failure but this was not confirmed by authorities.