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Crash of a Cessna 401 in Hermosillo: 6 killed

Date & Time: Mar 27, 2021 at 1207 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XB-HSW
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Hermosillo - Tucson
MSN:
401-0234
YOM:
1969
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
After departing runway 23 at Hermosillo-General Ignacio Pesqueira Garcia Airport, the twin engine aircraft entered a slight turn to the right but encountered difficulties to gain height. It struck power cables and crashed in a field located about 7 km west of the airport, bursting into flames. Three passengers were seriously injured while four other occupants including the pilot were killed. Few hours later, two of the three survivors died from their injuries. The undersecretary of Economic Development of Sonora Leonardo Ciscomani seems to be the only survivor.

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: