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Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan near Tastiota: 2 killed

Date & Time: Dec 24, 2019 at 0730 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XA-TWN
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Hermosillo - Guerrero Negro
MSN:
208B-0931
YOM:
2003
Flight number:
CFV872
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The single engine airplane departed Hermosillo-General Ignacio Pesqueira García Airport at 0700LT on a schedule service (CFV872) to Guerrero Negro, Baja California del Sur, with one passenger and one pilot on board. About half an hour into the flight, radio and radar contact were lost with the airplane. Debris were found two days later in an uninhabited area located in the region of Tastiota, about 30 km southwest of Miguel Alemán. The aircraft was totally destroyed upon impact and both occupants were killed.

Crash of a Cessna 411 in Guaymas: 2 killed

Date & Time: Feb 28, 2005 at 1000 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XB-ITI
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Tijuana-Guaymas
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:

The aircraft crashed in a wooded mountain located 32 km short of runway. It left Tijuana's airport at 0800LT.

Crash of a Learjet 35 in Magdalena de Kino

Date & Time: Jun 12, 1995 at 1040 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
XA-SVX
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Veracruz-Nogales
MSN:
35-012
YOM:
1975
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0

Crash of a Learjet 35 in Hermosillo: 9 killed

Date & Time: Jan 8, 1993 at 0846 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
XA-LAN
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Mexico City - Hermosillo
MSN:
35-267
YOM:
1979
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
9
Captain / Total flying hours:
15339
Copilot / Total flying hours:
1780
Aircraft flight hours:
6771
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful flight from Mexico City, the crew was cleared for an approach to Hermosillo-General Ignacio Pesqueira Garcia Airport runway 23. During the descent, the crew was alerted by ATC about poor weather conditions and limited visibility. On final, at an altitude of 1,800 feet, the aircraft struck the slope of Mt El Bachoco located 10,4 km short of runway 23. The aircraft was destroyed and all nine occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Controlled flight into terrain after the crew failed to maintain the minimum prescribed altitude of 2,800 feet on approach. The lack of visibility due to poor weather conditions was considered as a contributing factor.
Final Report:

Crash of a Rockwell Turbo Commander 680 in San Ignacio: 2 killed

Date & Time: Dec 30, 1989
Operator:
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft was engaged in an illegal contraband flight, carrying four people and a load of 670 kilos of cocaine. After takeoff from a private strip in San Ignacio, the aircraft was shot down by the Mexican Police and crashed. Two occupants were seriously injured and two others were killed.
Probable cause:
Shot down by the Mexican Police.

Crash of a Piper PA-46-310P Malibu in Guaymas

Date & Time: Nov 27, 1987
Operator:
Registration:
N4367K
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
46-8408071
YOM:
1984
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed on landing for unknown reasons. Both occupants escaped with minor injuries.

Crash of a Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain in Magdalena de Kino: 2 killed

Date & Time: Sep 30, 1980 at 1415 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N3542X
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Guaymas - Tucson
MSN:
31-7952239
YOM:
1979
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
4800
Captain / Total hours on type:
1079.00
Circumstances:
While on a taxi flight from Guaymas to Tucson, the pilot contacted ATC and reported an engine fire. He was cleared to divert to Magdalena de Kino Airport for an emergency landing when on final, the twin engine airplane went out of control and crashed, bursting into flames. Both occupants were killed, among them the American guitarist Norman Douglas Sholin aged 29.
Probable cause:
Engine fire in flight for unknown reasons.
Final Report:

Crash of a Beechcraft C-45H Expeditoir in Nogales: 12 killed

Date & Time: Apr 10, 1966 at 1630 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N9572Z
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
AF-15
YOM:
1952
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
11
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
12
Captain / Total flying hours:
14650
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Nogales Airport, while climbing, the pilot informed ground about an engine failure and was cleared to return for an emergency landing. Due to an insufficient speed, the airplane stalled and crashed in flames in an open field. The aircraft was totally destroyed and all 12 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Engine failure for undetermined reason. However, it is believed the aircraft was overweight at the time of the accident, which may contribute to the engine failure.
Final Report:

Crash of a Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando in Bahía Kino: 26 killed

Date & Time: Apr 17, 1959 at 0639 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XA-MIS
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Mexicali – Guaymas
MSN:
22586
YOM:
1945
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
22
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
26
Circumstances:
While in cruising altitude on a flight from Mexicali to Guaymas, the airplane exploded in mid air, dove into the ground and crashed in a desert area located in Bahía Kino. All 26 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
The exact cause of the explosion could not be determined with certainty.