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Crash of a Britten-Norman BN-2A-7 Islander in La Yesca

Date & Time: Dec 7, 2012 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
XC-UPJ
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
La Yesca - Zapopan AFB
MSN:
307
YOM:
1971
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Aircraft was engaged in an ambulance flight from La Yesca to Zapopan Air Base, carrying two soldiers who were injured in a car crash. During take off roll, aircraft was caught by strong lateral winds, went out of control, veered off runway to the right and came to rest in a wooded area. All three occupants were rescued while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Rockwell Gulfstream 695 Jetprop Commander 980 in Guadalajara: 3 killed

Date & Time: Feb 21, 2012 at 2100 LT
Registration:
XC-PFB
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Los Cabos - Mexico City
MSN:
695-95018
YOM:
1980
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
En route, while in cruising altitude, aircraft went out of control and crashed in flames in an open field some 50 km west of Guadalajara, Mexico. All three occupants were killed. The aircraft was on its way from Los Cabos (Baja California) to Mexico City on behalf of the Federal Secretary's for Public Security.

Crash of a Learjet 23 in Atlangatepec: 2 killed

Date & Time: Dec 7, 2008 at 1820 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
XC-LGD
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Puebla-Atlangatepec
MSN:
23-037
YOM:
1965
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:

The first approach to Atlangatepec airport was missed. On the second attempt, the aircraft suddenly began a rapid descent and crashed into the Atlangatepec lake. Both occupants drowned by 30 metres depth.

Crash of a Learjet 45 in Mexico City, Mexico: 16 killed

Date & Time: Nov 4, 2008 at 1846 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
XC-VMC
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
San Luis Potosi-Mexico City
MSN:
45-028
YOM:
1999
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
16
Circumstances:

On final approach by night, the crew sent a brief mayday message. Shortly after, the aircraft crashed in a business area in the capital city of Mexico. All nine occupants were killed and also seven on ground. Fourty people on ground were also injured while a dozen cars were destroyed. Among the passengers were Juan Camilo Mourino, Mexican Interior Minister, José Luis Santiago Vasconcelos, Deputy Attorney General, Miguel Monterubio Cubas, director of social communication and other members of the Mexican Government. It could be possible that the crew lost control of the aircraft due to turbulences from a Boeing 767 which was to close in approach.

Crash of an IAI-1124 Westwind in Mexico: 7 killed

Date & Time: Feb 24, 2005 at 1540 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
XC-COL
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Toluca-Colima
MSN:
279
YOM:
1979
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:

18 minutes after takeoff from Toluca airport, while cruising at 16'000 feet, the crew informed ATC about technical problems and decided to divert to Morelia airport. Few minutes later, the aircraft struck a mountain and was destroyed upon impact. All occupant were killed. Among them was Gustavo Vazquez Montes, Governor of the State of Colima, owner of the aircraft.

Crash of a Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain in Las Ánimas: 1 killed

Date & Time: Dec 29, 1983
Registration:
N3528C
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Las Ánimas - Río Verde
MSN:
31-7952143
YOM:
1979
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Las Ánimas, while climbing, the twin engine aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances. Both passengers were injured and the pilot was killed. The aircraft was engaged in a flight on behalf of a livestock pest control program jointly organized by a US and Mexican commission.

Crash of an Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante near Tepic: 13 killed

Date & Time: Jul 7, 1980
Registration:
XC-DAK
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Tepic – Guadalajara
MSN:
110-242
YOM:
1979
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
11
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
13
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane departed Tepic Airport on an ambulance flight to Guadalajara, carrying 10 patients, one nurse and two pilots on behalf of the Mexican Institute for Social Security (Instituto Mexicano de Seguridad Social). About three minutes after takeoff, the airplane crashed in unknown circumstances on a hill located few km from the airport. All 13 occupants were killed.

Crash of a Beechcraft 65-B80 Queen Air in Tula: 7 killed

Date & Time: Apr 3, 1966 at 1340 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
XC-DAH
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Guadalajara – Mexico City
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft christened 'El Caminero' departed Guadalajara Airport at 1028LT bound for Mexico City, carrying five passengers and two crew members on behalf of the Ministry of Public Works. While approaching the city of Tula, the airplane crashed in unknown circumstances, killing all seven occupants, among them the politician Fernando Espinosa Gutiérrez, engineer.

Crash of a Douglas C-47A-70-DL in Mexico City: 4 killed

Date & Time: Nov 5, 1955
Registration:
XC-ABW
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Mexico City – Acapulco
MSN:
19217
YOM:
1943
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
14
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Mexico City-Benito Juarez Airport, the aircraft suffered an engine failure, stalled and crashed into the lake Texcoco. A crew member and three passengers were killed, among them the Mexican architect Carlos Lazo Barreiro. All 14 other occupants were injured. The flight was completed on behalf of the Ministry of Communications and Public Works (Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Obras Públicas - SCOP).
Probable cause:
Engine failure shortly after liftoff.