Crash of a Piper PA-31-310 Navajo in Los Camastros: 1 killed

Date & Time: Oct 2, 2015 at 1203 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
C-GCMD
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
31-7912101
YOM:
1979
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The pilot, sole on board, left Managua Airport at 0934LT on a flight for the Australian Company CSA Global, taking part to a geological mission dedicated to the construction of a canal. Enroute, the twin engine aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances in a field located in Los Camastros, north of Veracruz, State of Rivas. The pilot was killed and maybe tried to use a parachute before the crash as one was found in the debris.

Crash of a Cessna 501 Citation I off Coatzacoalcos: 8 killed

Date & Time: Oct 6, 2010 at 0800 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
XA-TKY
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Minatitlan - Veracruz
MSN:
501-0029
YOM:
1977
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Minatitlan Airport, bound to Veracruz, aircraft went out of control and crashed into the sea, off Coatzacoalcos. Few debris were found a day later. All eight occupants were killed. To date, worst crash involving a Cessna 501.

Crash of a Learjet 24 in Mexico City, Mexico

Date & Time: Nov 20, 1998 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
MTX-02
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Mexico City-Veracruz
MSN:
24-313
YOM:
1975
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0

Crash of a Learjet 35 in Magdalena de Kino

Date & Time: Jun 12, 1995 at 1040 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
XA-SVX
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Veracruz-Nogales
MSN:
35-012
YOM:
1975
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0

Crash of a Cessna 500 Citation in Ciudad Miguel Aleman: 2 killed

Date & Time: Mar 25, 1994 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
XA-SMH
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Veracruz-Ciudad Miguel Aleman
MSN:
500-0084
YOM:
1973
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2

Crash of a Beechcraft 65-B80 Queen Air in Veracruz: 2 killed

Date & Time: Sep 12, 1984
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N30276
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
LD-326
YOM:
1967
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances, killing both occupants.

Crash of a Beechcraft G18S in Veracruz: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jun 21, 1983
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N576M
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
BA-576
YOM:
1961
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances, killing the pilot, sole on board.

Crash of a Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor in McAllen: 1 killed

Date & Time: Mar 15, 1982 at 2019 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N9846Z
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
McAllen - Veracruz
MSN:
AF-397
YOM:
1953
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
7992
Captain / Total hours on type:
614.00
Aircraft flight hours:
4544
Circumstances:
About 18 minutes after takeoff, the pilot radioed that the n°2 engine had lost power and that he was returning to land at Mcallen. While approaching to land, the aircraft crashed in an open field about 400 yards short of the runway and 115 feet right of the approach lights. During impact, the aircraft was in an inverted attitude, in about a 150 degree right roll and 15 degrees nose down. After impact, an intense fire erupted. An examination of the wreckage revealed no preimpact malfunction or failure except that the right propeller blades were set at 65 degrees. The angle of the blades should have been 86 degrees when in the full feathered position. The aircraft was estimated to be 753 lbs over its maximum gross weight limit at the time of the accident. With the gear down and flaps up, the vmc was calculated to be 92 mph with the propeller windmilling and 87 mph with the propeller feathered.
Probable cause:
Occurrence #1: loss of engine power
Phase of operation: climb - to cruise
Findings
1. (c) reason for occurrence undetermined
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Occurrence #2: loss of control - in flight
Phase of operation: approach - VFR pattern - final approach
Findings
2. (f) aircraft weight and balance - exceeded - pilot in command
3. (f) propeller system/accessories,feathering system - undetermined
4. (c) airspeed (VMC) - not maintained - pilot in command
5. Aircraft handling - not possible - pilot in command
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Occurrence #3: in flight collision with terrain/water
Phase of operation: descent - uncontrolled

Final Report:

Crash of a Douglas C-47 off Punta de Amapala: 21 killed

Date & Time: Aug 3, 1975 at 1930 LT
Operator:
Registration:
412
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Veracruz - San Salvador - Managua
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
18
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
21
Circumstances:
The airplane was completing a charter flight from Veracruz to Managua with an intermediate stop in San Salvador, carrying 18 Mexican actors. While descending to San Salvador-Ilopango Airport, the crew was forced to make a go-around and could not land due to poor weather conditions. The captain decided to divert to an airport located on the coast when few dozen minutes later, the airplane crashed into the Gulf of Fonseca, about 300 meters off Punta de Amapala. All 21 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Loss of control after both engines failed due to a fuel exhaustion.

Crash of a Beechcraft C90 King Air near Veracruz: 6 killed

Date & Time: Jan 28, 1973
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
XC-ICP
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Veracruz – Mexico City
MSN:
LJ-176
YOM:
1966
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
Few minutes after takeoff from Veracruz Airport, while climbing, the twin engine airplane went out of control and crashed in an open field. The crew was unable to send any distress call. The aircraft was totally destroyed and all six occupants have been killed, among them four politicians en route to the capital city.
Probable cause:
It was reported the aircraft suffered an in-flight explosion but the cause of the accident could not be determined.