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Chihuahua

Crash of an IAI Arava 201 in Guadalupe y Calvo

Date & Time: Apr 20, 2012 at 1247 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
3010
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
0039
YOM:
1976
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after take off, while on initial climb, an engine failed. Crew made a forced landing in an open field located near the airport but aircraft crashed. All seven occupants were injured.

Crash of a Rockwell Grand Commander 680F near Chihuahua: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jun 3, 1993
Registration:
N8676D
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
680-1160-84
YOM:
1962
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Aircraft flight hours:
31073
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances in the region of Chihuahua, killing all three occupants.

Crash of a Rockwell Sabreliner 60 near Chihuahua: 2 killed

Date & Time: Feb 10, 1991 at 1625 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
XA-RNR
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Cuernavaca – Torreón – Chihuahua
MSN:
306-49
YOM:
1969
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
11
Captain / Total flying hours:
4069
Copilot / Total flying hours:
652
Aircraft flight hours:
7948
Circumstances:
The aircraft was completing a charter flight from Cuernavaca to Chihuahua with an intermediate stop in Torreón, carrying eight passengers and a crew of three. After passing Delicias VOR at an altitude of 10,000 feet, the crew started the descent but failed to follow the published procedures. At an altitude of 7,000 feet on descent, the aircraft struck the slope of a mountain located 42 km south of Chihuahua Airport. The aircraft was totally destroyed upon impact and all 11 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Impact against mountainous terrain due to lack of application by the crew of the approach and entry procedures to runway 36R, approved and published in the aeronautical information publications manual (AIP), and failure to comply with the tower instructions by not maintaining the minimum safe altitude required during the descent.

Crash of a Douglas DC-3-314B in Ciudad del Camargo: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jul 13, 1987
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N28364
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
4108
YOM:
1941
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
After landing at Ciudad del Camargo Airport, the left main gear hit a pothole and was torn off. This caused the left engine to struck the ground and upon impact, one of the propeller detached and hit the cockpit, killing the captain instantly. The copilot was able to stop the aircraft that caught fire and was destroyed.

Crash of a Mitsubishi MU-2B Marquise near Ciudad Juárez: 13 killed

Date & Time: Nov 18, 1983 at 1030 LT
Type of aircraft:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Chihuahua - Ciudad Juárez
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
11
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
13
Circumstances:
While approaching Ciudad Juárez Airport, the crew declared an emergency following an engine fire. The aircraft went out of control and crashed 10 km from the airport, bursting into flames. All 13 occupants were killed, among them the Mexican businessman Enrique Elías Miller.

Crash of a Douglas DC-9-32 in Chihuahua: 32 killed

Date & Time: Jul 27, 1981 at 1628 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XA-DEN
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Monterrey – Chihuahua – Hermosillo – Tijuana
MSN:
47621
YOM:
1974
Flight number:
AM230
Country:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
60
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
32
Circumstances:
On approach to Chihuahua-General Roberto Fierro Villalobos Airport, the crew encountered bad weather conditions with heavy rain falls, thunderstorms and strong winds. On short final, just prior to flare, the airplane was caught by downdrafts and struck the runway surface. It bounced then veered off runway to the right. The airplane rolled for few dozen meters then came to rest in flames, broken in two. 34 occupants were injured while 32 others were killed, among them two crew members. At the time of the accident, there was thunderstorms in the approach path with heavy rain falls and wind gusting to 54 knots.
Probable cause:
Loss of control just prior to flare after being caught by downdrafts and turbulences.

Crash of a Pilatus PC-6/C-H2 Turbo Porter in Moris: 1 killed

Date & Time: Aug 31, 1979
Operator:
Registration:
XC-BIC
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
2021
YOM:
1967
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The single engine airplane was completing a regional flight on behalf of the Attorney General of the Republic. In unclear circumstances, the airplane crashed in a field in Moris following an engine failure. While both passengers were injured, the pilot was killed.
Probable cause:
Engine failure for undetermined reasons.

Crash of a Rockwell Grand Commander 680FL near Guadalupe: 6 killed

Date & Time: Oct 19, 1978
Operator:
Registration:
N6315U
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
680-1359-37
YOM:
1963
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
Crashed 8 km from Guadalupe en route to San Luis Potosí. The aircraft was destroyed and all six occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
It is believed the accident was the consequence of a double engine failure caused by a fuel exhaustion.

Crash of a Mitsubishi MU-2B Marquise near Guadalupe: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jun 13, 1973 at 2025 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N882Q
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Midland - Long Beach
MSN:
168
YOM:
1969
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
3800
Captain / Total hours on type:
76.00
Circumstances:
While in cruising altitude by night, the twin engine airplane entered a dive and crashed in an isolated area located near Guadalupe, few miles from the Texas border. The aircraft was totally destroyed and both occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
The exact cause of the loss of control could not be determined.
Final Report: