Crash of a Boeing 737-322 in Mexico City

Date & Time: Nov 26, 2015 at 1826 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XA-UNM
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Cancún – Mexico City
MSN:
24248/1636
YOM:
1
Flight number:
GMT779
Country:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
139
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On touchdown on runway 05L, the left main gear collapsed and was sheared off. The airplane sank on its left wing and skidded for several yards before coming to rest. There were no injuries among the 144 occupants but the aircraft seems to be damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Beechcraft Super King Air 300 in Zacatecas: 6 killed

Date & Time: Apr 30, 2013 at 1235 LT
Operator:
Registration:
XC-LMW
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Zacatecas - Mexico City
MSN:
FA-83
YOM:
1986
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
Five minutes after takeoff from Zacatecas-La Calera Airport, during initial climb, twin engine aircraft went out of control and crashed for unknown reason in an open field located 15 km from airport. All six occupants were killed, among them three crew (a captain, a copilot and an engineer) and three agents of the Federal Police and Public Ministry.

Crash of a Rockwell Gulfstream 695 Jetprop Commander 980 in Guadalajara: 3 killed

Date & Time: Feb 21, 2012 at 2100 LT
Registration:
XC-PFB
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Los Cabos - Mexico City
MSN:
695-95018
YOM:
1980
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
En route, while in cruising altitude, aircraft went out of control and crashed in flames in an open field some 50 km west of Guadalajara, Mexico. All three occupants were killed. The aircraft was on its way from Los Cabos (Baja California) to Mexico City on behalf of the Federal Secretary's for Public Security.

Crash of a Cessna 411 in Mexico: 3 killed

Date & Time: Mar 4, 2011 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XB-LWA
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Guadalajara-Mexico City
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
Few minutes after takeoff from Guadalajara-Don Miguel Hidalgo airport, crew informed ATC about technical problems and elected to make an emergency landing. While approaching a pasture, aircraft hit power cables and crashed in flames. Both pilots and two cows in the field were killed. All four passengers were seriously injured (burned) and one of them died three days later.

Crash of an Antonov AN-12 near Mexico: 3 killed

Date & Time: Apr 21, 2010 at 2050 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UP-AN216
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Cebu City - Angeles City
MSN:
4 020 01
YOM:
1964
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
In flight, a short circuit occurred in the on board electrical system, according to the Philippines Board of investigations. This was followed by one or more engine failure, forcing the crew to divert to the nearest airport. Unfortunately, this was not possible and eventually, crew decided to make an emergency landing in a paddy field. Aircraft came to rest on an embankment and was destroyed by impact and post impact fire. Three crew were killed as three others were seriously injured.
Probable cause:
In flight short-circuit on the electrical system.

Crash of an Airbus A300B-4-203F in Monterrey: 7 killed

Date & Time: Apr 13, 2010 at 2318 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XA-TUE
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Mexico City - Monterrey - Los Angeles
MSN:
78
YOM:
1979
Flight number:
TNO302
Country:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
On final approach to Monterrey-General Mariano Escobedo Airport in poor weather conditions, the aircraft stalled and crashed on a motorway located two kilometers short of runway 11 threshold. All five occupants were killed. A car was hit on the ground and both occupants were also killed. Weather conditions at the time of the accident were marginal with rain, cumulonimbus and sky broken at 600 feet.

Crash of a Learjet 45 in Mexico City, Mexico: 16 killed

Date & Time: Nov 4, 2008 at 1846 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
XC-VMC
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
San Luis Potosi-Mexico City
MSN:
45-028
YOM:
1999
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
16
Circumstances:

On final approach by night, the crew sent a brief mayday message. Shortly after, the aircraft crashed in a business area in the capital city of Mexico. All nine occupants were killed and also seven on ground. Fourty people on ground were also injured while a dozen cars were destroyed. Among the passengers were Juan Camilo Mourino, Mexican Interior Minister, José Luis Santiago Vasconcelos, Deputy Attorney General, Miguel Monterubio Cubas, director of social communication and other members of the Mexican Government. It could be possible that the crew lost control of the aircraft due to turbulences from a Boeing 767 which was to close in approach.

Crash of a Rockwell Sabreliner 65 in Mexico City, Mexico

Date & Time: Jul 5, 2006 at 0500 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XA-UCS
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Leon - Mexico City
MSN:
282-6
YOM:
1964
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:

On landing on runway 05, the aircraft did not decelerate as expected. It overran the runway and came to rest in flames. Both pilots escaped without injury but the aircraft was destroyed. It was performing an internal cargo flight.

Crash of a Learjet 25D in Tijuana

Date & Time: Sep 2, 1993
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XA-NOG
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Mexico City – Tijuana
MSN:
25-349
YOM:
1981
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The approach to Tijuana-General Abelardo L. Rodríguez Airport was completed in poor weather conditions with clouds down to 180 metres. On short final, the captain realized his position was not correct and made several correction but inefficiently. The aircraft landed hard, right main gear first. On impact, both tires on the right main gear burst. The aircraft went out of control, veered to right and came to rest. All six occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
The crew completed a landing procedure following an unstabilized approach and failed to initiate a go-around.

Crash of a Vickers 798D Viscount near Mexico City: 4 killed

Date & Time: Jul 27, 1992 at 1612 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XA-SCM
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Puebla - Mexico City
MSN:
392
YOM:
1958
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Captain / Total flying hours:
1839
Captain / Total hours on type:
63.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
2639
Aircraft flight hours:
17213
Circumstances:
While approaching Mexico City-Benito Juarez Airport, the crew was cleared to descent from FL150 to FL120. In poor weather conditions, the crew continued the descent below FL120 when, at an altitude of 10,130 feet, the aircraft struck the slope of Mt Xocotlihuipa located 30 km east of the airport. The aircraft was destroyed and all four occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Controlled flight into terrain after the crew failed to maintain FL120 as instructed by ATC while completing an IFR approach. It was reported that the copilot was not certified to act as a pilot on this type of aircraft. Also, the experience of the captain was limited.
Final Report: