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Crash of a Piper PA-31 Cheyenne in Caracas: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jul 2, 2008 at 1921 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YV-1165
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
San Cristobal-Caracas
MSN:
31-7820067
YOM:
1978
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:

While approaching Caracas-Charallave airport at night, the pilot informed ATC about technical problem. Shortly after, the aircraft hit tree tops and crashed in a dense forest. All three occupants were killed.

Crash of a Let 410 in San Cristobal, Venezuela: 4 killed

Date & Time: Jul 13, 2003 at 1415 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
YV-1060CP
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
La Carlota-San Cristobal
MSN:
90 25 05
YOM:
1990
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
During its descent to San Cristobal, the commuter hit a hill side.

Crash of a Rockwell 500S Shrike Commander near San Cristóbal de Las Casas: 5 killed

Date & Time: Mar 18, 1999 at 0930 LT
Operator:
Registration:
ETL-1251
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
500-3211
YOM:
1974
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Terán AFB in Tuxtla Gutiérrez at 0915LT on a liaison flight, carrying three passengers and two pilots. About 15 minutes later, the aircraft struck the slope of Mt Tzontehuitz located about 12 km northeast of San Cristóbal de Las Casas. All five occupants were killed.

Crash of a Douglas DC-4 near San Cristóbal de Las Casas: 10 killed

Date & Time: May 18, 1979
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
10
Circumstances:
An in-flight fire in the cabin forced the crew to reduce his altitude and to attempt an emergency landing when control was lost. The airplane crashed in flames in an uninhabited area located in the region of San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas. The aircraft was destroyed and all 10 occupants were killed, among them two Swiss citizens.

Crash of a Britten-Norman BN-2A-8 Islander in San Cristóbal de Las Casas: 13 killed

Date & Time: Nov 3, 1977
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
XA-FUA
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Palenque - San Cristóbal de Las Casas
MSN:
388
YOM:
1974
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
11
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
13
Circumstances:
On final approach to San Cristóbal de Las Casas Airport, the twin engine airplane suffered an in-flight explosion and crashed in flames few dozen meters short of runway threshold. The aircraft was destroyed and all 13 occupants were killed, among them members of the National Indian Institute.
Probable cause:
The cause of the in-flight explosion remains unknown.

Crash of an Avro 652A Anson I in Yajalón: 6 killed

Date & Time: Aug 25, 1958 at 0945 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
XB-YUZ
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
San Cristóbal de Las Casas – Yajalón
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed San Cristóbal de Las Casas around 0920LT on a flight to Yajalón. While approaching Yajalón Airport, the airplane collided with a second Anson registered XB-YUB and also operated by Servicios Aéreos de Chiapas. Inbound from Tuxtla Gutiérrez , the second Anson was carrying nine passengers and a crew of two. Following the collision, both aircraft dove into the ground and crashed in a prairie. All 17 occupants on both aircraft were killed. The exact circumstances of the collision remains unclear.