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Campeche

Crash of a Piper PA-31-325 in La Libertad: 1 killed

Date & Time: Aug 14, 2022
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane was completing an illegal/contraband flight from Colombia. After entering illegally the Mexican airspace, the airplane was tracked by two Embraer ERJ-145 and three UH-60 Black Hawk of the Mexican Air Force. The crew landed in a prairie located near La Libertad, Campeche. Upon touchdown, the airplane lost its undercarriage and slid for few dozen metres before hitting a person on ground and coming to rest. All occupants and people who were supposed to take delivery of the load fled the scene before the police arrived. The person apparently hit by a propeller was killed. A load of 460 kg of cocaine was found in the cabin.

Crash of a Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain in El Sacrificio

Date & Time: Nov 29, 2016
Operator:
Registration:
N633D
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane was involved in a smuggling flight within Mexico and was carrying three people. In unclear circumstances, the pilot attempted a belly landing in a swampy area located in El Sacrificio, State of Campeche. The wreckage was found by local authorities few hours later and no trace of the occupant was found or the load was found. The registration N633D is attributed to a Piper PA-31 with MSN 31-7852098 which was not involved in this accident. Thus, it was confirmed by Mexican and US Authorities that the registration was false.

Crash of a Learjet 25D in Champotón: 2 killed

Date & Time: Dec 19, 2014 at 1800 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N265TW
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
265
YOM:
1979
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a flight from Texas and the aircraft was carrying a load consisting of six fuel drums according to a Campeche daily newspaper. The Learjet 25D was flying at a very low altitude, maybe in an attempt to land, when it crashed and burned in an open field located in Champotón, some 40 km south of Campeche. Both crew members were killed. Illegal flight suspected.

Crash of a Piper PA-61P Aerostar (Ted Smith 601P) near Campeche

Date & Time: Nov 23, 1993 at 1435 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N32RG
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Campeche - New Orleans
MSN:
61P-0514-214
YOM:
1978
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Five minutes after takeoff from Campeche Airport, both engines started to surge and lost power. The pilot reduced his altitude and attempted an emergency landing when the aircraft crash landed about 16 km from Campeche. All four occupants were slightly injured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
It is believed that the engine failed after the aircraft was refueled with Jet A1 iso 100LL.

Crash of a Casa 212 Aviocar 200 in Campeche: 6 killed

Date & Time: Feb 19, 1988
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
MP-113
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
345
YOM:
1986
Country:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances near the Campeche Airport, killing all six occupants.

Crash of a Fairchild C-82A Packet off Campeche

Date & Time: Jul 29, 1965 at 2000 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N4834V
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
10103
YOM:
1945
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
5000
Captain / Total hours on type:
150.00
Circumstances:
En route, one of the engine failed. The captain decided to ditch the aircraft off Campeche. The airplane came to rest partially submerged few dozen yards off shore and all three crew members were rescued.
Probable cause:
Engine failure for undetermined reason.
Final Report:

Crash of a Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando off Campeche

Date & Time: Mar 26, 1949
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N1664M
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Belize City – Guatemala City
MSN:
22549
YOM:
1945
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Approaching Guatemala City on a cargo flight from Belize, the crew encountered poor weather conditions and circled over the airport for weather improvement. After several unsuccessful attempts, the crew decided to divert to Campeche, 575 km northeast from their position. While cruising along the Mexican shore, a fuel exhaustion forced the crew to ditch the aircraft into the sea. The aircraft came to rest near Campeche and sank while the crew was quickly rescued.
Probable cause:
Fuel exhaustion.

Crash of a Douglas DC-3 off Ciudad del Carmen: 1 killed

Date & Time: Feb 10, 1948
Type of aircraft:
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Brownsville – Ciudad del Carmen
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The crew was on his way from Brownsville to Ciudad del Carmen to pick up a load of seafood for the US market. While cruising vertical to the Gulf of Mexico, the right engine failed, forcing the crew to ditch the aircraft 24 km off Ciudad del Carmen. While preparing a life raft, the American pilot Neil Womack fell into the water and was drowned. The Mexican copilot Esteban de León was rescued by the crew of a ship christened 'Roatán' nine days later.
Probable cause:
Failure of the right engine.