Date & Time: May 20, 1997 at 1845 LT
Type of aircraft:
Rockwell 1121 Jet Commander
Corey Douglas Garber
El Paso - Toluca
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
While cruising at an altitude of 37,000 feet on a flight from El Paso to Toluca, the was cleared to climb to 41,000 feet to avoid a thunderstorm area. Shortly later, the aircraft entered an uncontrolled descent and crashed near the village of Las Carboneras. The aircraft was totally destroyed and all four occupants were killed.
Loss of control during cruise flight after the aircraft encountered severe turbulences while flying in thunderstorm area with cumulonimbus and severe turbulences.