Crash of a Canadair CL-601-3A Challenger in Coahuila: 13 killed

Date & Time: May 5, 2019 at 1840 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N601VH
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Las Vegas - Monterrey
MSN:
5043
YOM:
1989
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
10
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
13
Circumstances:
The airplane departed Las Vegas Airport at 1452LT on a flight to Monterrey, carrying three crew members and 10 passengers who were returning to Mexico after taking part to a boxing match in Las Vegas. All flight was completed at FL370 then the aircraft climbed to FL390 for five minutes and then FL410. For unknown reasons, the airplane entered an uncontrolled descent and crashed in a desert area located about 260 km northwest of Monclova, Coahuila. The wreckage was found few hours later. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and all 13 occupants have been killed. The exact number of casualties may be reviewed.

Crash of a Learjet 25 near Iturbide: 7 killed

Date & Time: Dec 9, 2012 at 0333 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N345MC
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Monterrey - Toluca
MSN:
25-046
YOM:
1969
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Captain / Total flying hours:
22610
Copilot / Total hours on type:
67
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Monterrey-General Mariano Escobido Airport at 0315LT on a flight to Toluca, carrying five passengers and two pilots. Few minutes later, while cruising at 28,700 feet via radial 163, the aircraft went out of control, dove into the ground and crashed in a mountainous area located near Iturbide, in the south part of the Parque Natural Sierra de Arteaga, some 100 km south of Monterrey. Debris were found scattered on an area of approximately 300 metres and all seven occupants were killed, among them the American-Mexican singer Dolores Jenney Rivera, aged 43. She was accompanied with her impresario and members of her team. They left Monterrey after she gave a concert and they should fly to Toluca to take part to a TV show.
Probable cause:
The exact cause of the loss of control could not be determined. However, it was reported that the pilot aged 78 was not allowed to conduct commercial flight due to his age. Also, the young copilot aged 21 did not have a type rating for such aircraft.
Final Report:

Crash of an Antonov AN-32B in Monterrey: 5 killed

Date & Time: Nov 24, 2010 at 1436 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
3101
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Monterrey - Santa Lucía AFB
MSN:
33 06
YOM:
1992
Country:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Aircraft flight hours:
2384
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Monterrey-General Mariano Escobido Airport runway 11, the aircraft banked right and crashed near the VIP tarmac, bursting into flames. All five occupants, three officers and two pilots, were killed. The crew was performing a logistic support mission to Santa Lucía AFB.

Crash of an Airbus A300B4-203F in Monterrey: 6 killed

Date & Time: Apr 13, 2010 at 2319 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:
6
Captain / Total flying hours:
16754
Captain / Total hours on type:
5446.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
3114
Copilot / Total hours on type:
1994
Aircraft flight hours:
55170
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Mexico City-Benito Juarez Airport on a cargo service to Los Angeles with an intermediate stop in Monterrey, carrying five crew members. On final approach to Monterrey-General Mariano Escobedo Airport by night, the crew encountered poor weather conditions with CB's and sky broken at 600 feet. On short final, while at a distance of 2 km from the runway threshold, the crew was cleared to land on runway 11. Shortly later, the aircraft rolled to the left then crashed on a motorway located 700 metres short of runway. The aircraft was totally destroyed and all five crew members were killed as well as one people in a car.
Probable cause:
The accident was the consequence of a loss of control following an unstable approach.
The following contributing factors were identified:
- Lack of crew coordination and crew resources management (CRM),
- Diminished situational awareness,
- Failure to follow proper operational procedures,
- Unstabilized non-precision approach,
- Unsuitable aircraft configuration,
- Adverse weather condition.
Final Report:

Crash of a Cessna 402C in Monterrey: 3 killed

Date & Time: Oct 17, 2008 at 1210 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XC-HAQ
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Monterrey – La Paz
MSN:
402C-0521
YOM:
1981
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Monterrey-General Mariano Escobido Airport at 1200LT on a flight to La Paz, Baja California Sur with one passenger and two pilots on board. While climbing in clouds, the aircraft struck the slope of Mt El Fraile. The wreckage was found at the end of the afternoon. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and all three occupants were killed, among them Nabor García Aguirre, Baja California Sur State Government Finance Secretary.
Crew:
Jaime Emilio Real Cosío, pilot,
Armando Ávila Ochoa, copilot.
Passenger:
Nabor García Aguirre.
Probable cause:
Controlled flight into terrain.

Crash of a Rockwell Sabreliner 40 in Saltillo

Date & Time: Jun 30, 2007 at 1330 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XA-SMR
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Monterrey – Saltillo
MSN:
282-71
YOM:
1966
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Monterrey-General Mariano Escobido Airport at 1305LT on a taxi flight to Saltillo, carrying two passengers and two pilots. After landing on runway 35 at Saltillo Airport, the aircraft was unable to stop within the remaining distance. It overran and came to rest 50 metres further in a rocky area. All four occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Rockwell Sabreliner 40R in Monterrey

Date & Time: Dec 19, 2006
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XA-TJU
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
276-8
YOM:
1963
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On approach to Monterrey-General Mariano Escobido Airport, the crew encountered poor visibility due to thick fog. On short final, the aircraft struck the ground, lost its undercarriage and came to rest in a rocky area located 400 metres short of runway. Both pilots escaped with minor injuries while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Douglas DC-9-32 in Monterrey

Date & Time: Oct 31, 2002 at 2215 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XA-AMF
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Guadalajara – Monterrey
MSN:
48130
YOM:
1980
Flight number:
AM254
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
86
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The approach and landing at Monterrey-General Mariano Escobido Airport were completed by night and poor weather conditions with limited visibility due to heavy rain falls and mist. At the time of the accident, runway 29 threshold was displaced by 900 metres, reducing the landing distance available from 3,000 metres to 2,100 metres due to construction works. Following a wrong approach configuration, the aircraft landed too far down a wet runway and was unable to stop within the remaining distance. It overran, lost its undercarriage and came to rest 60 metres further with the right partially torn off. 11 passengers were injured while 79 other occupants were unhurt.

Crash of a Convair CV-240-53 in Zumpango: 2 killed

Date & Time: Mar 31, 1998 at 0420 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
XA-TAP
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Mexico City - Monterrey - Laredo
MSN:
53-13
YOM:
1954
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
11582
Copilot / Total flying hours:
264
Copilot / Total hours on type:
26
Aircraft flight hours:
26792
Circumstances:
Six minutes after his night takeoff from Mexico City-Benito Juarez Airport, en route to Monterrey and Laredo, the crew informed ATC about the failure of the right engine. The crew was cleared for an approach to runway 05R but the situation deteriorated rapidly. Shortly later, the captain requested the permission to make an approach to runway 23L and reported that the right engine caught fire. Less than a minute later, the crew attempted an emergency landing when the aircraft crashed in an open field located near Zumpango, about 45 km north of Mexico City Airport. Two occupants were seriously injured and two others were killed. The aircraft was destroyed.
Probable cause:
The crew was forced to attempt an emergency landing by night and IMC conditions following the failure and the fire of the right engine.
Final Report:

Crash of a Rockwell Gulfstream 695 Jetprop 980 in Monterrey: 9 killed

Date & Time: Oct 19, 1992 at 0543 LT
Operator:
Registration:
XC-AA38
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Monterrey – Ciudad Juárez
MSN:
695-95020
YOM:
1980
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
9
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft was completing a flight on behalf of the Attorney General of the Republic, carrying seven passengers and two pilots. After takeoff from Monterrey-General Mariano Escobido Airport, while climbing, the crew reported 3,000 feet when the aircraft entered an uncontrolled descent and crashed in a field located 4 km from the airport. The aircraft crashed one minute after a night takeoff. All nine occupants were killed.