Crash of a Cessna 207 Skywagon in Monterrey

Date & Time: Oct 7, 2019 at 1005 LT
Operator:
Registration:
XB-MHS
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
207-0063
YOM:
1969
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from runway 11 at Monterrey-Del Norte Airport, while in initial climb, the single engine airplane lost height and crashed on a highway located past the runway end. Fortunately, the airplane did not struck any vehicles and eventually crashed in a field, about 15 meters below the motorway. The pilot, sole on board, was seriously injured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Cessna 421 in Monterrey

Date & Time: May 21, 2015
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XB-MTC
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Monterrey – Piedras Negras
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after take off from Monterrey-Del Norte Airport, while climbing, the pilot encountered unknown technical problems and attempted an emergency landing in the Seventh Military Zone of the Secretary of the National Defense located west of the airport. The aircraft crashed in a pasture and came to rest in flames upside down. All five occupants were quickly rescued by military personal while the aircraft was partially destroyed by fire. As the s/n is unknown yet, it is unconfirmed if the aircraft involved was a Cessna 414 Chancellor or a Cessna 421 Golden Eagle.

Crash of a Cessna 421 Golden Eagle on Mt Colima: 3 killed

Date & Time: Oct 2, 1990 at 1412 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XB-DWT
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Monterrey – Ciudad Guzmán – Autlán de Navarro
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Monterrey-Del Norte Airport on a flight to Autlán de Navarro with an intermediate stop in Ciudad Guzmán. In unknown circumstances, the aircraft crashed on the slope of Mt Colima (Colima volcano) located 25 km southwest of Ciudad Guzmán Airport. The wreckage was found 100 meters below the summit and all three occupants were killed.

Crash of a Douglas C-53-DO in Monterrey: 18 killed

Date & Time: Mar 25, 1954
Operator:
Registration:
XA-GUN
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Mazatlán – Monterrey
MSN:
7358
YOM:
1942
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
15
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
18
Circumstances:
On approach to Monterrey-Del Norte Airport, the airplane crashed on the Friars Peak located 16 km north of the airfield. All 18 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
The crew as completing the approach at an insufficient altitude while awaiting for the landing clearance.