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Durango

Crash of a Beechcraft C90A King Air in Durango: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jul 18, 2021 at 0935 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N333WW
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
San Luis Potosí – Durango
MSN:
LJ-1741
YOM:
2005
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
Upon landing at Durango-Guadalupe Victoria Airport following an uneventful flight from San Luis Potosí, the twin engine aircraft went out of control and crashed in a grassy area, coming to rest upside down and bursting into flames. A pilot and two passengers were killed while four other occupants were injured.

Crash of an Embraer ERJ-190AR in Durango

Date & Time: Jul 31, 2018 at 1530 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XA-GAL
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Durango – Mexico City
MSN:
190-00173
YOM:
2008
Flight number:
AM2431
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
99
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
3700
Captain / Total hours on type:
1064.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
1973
Copilot / Total hours on type:
460
Aircraft flight hours:
26009
Aircraft flight cycles:
17319
Circumstances:
The takeoff from Durango-Guadalupe Victoria Airport was initiated in poor weather conditions as a thunderstorm just passed over the airport five minutes prior to the accident. While taking off in heavy rain falls from runway 03, the pilot started the rotation and the airplane climbed for several feet when it lost height and struck the runway surface. It overran the runway, lost its undercarriage and came to rest in flames 380 meters past the runway end. All 103 occupants were evacuated and 49 were treated for various injuries. The aircraft was totally destroyed by a post crash fire. At the time of the accident, weather conditions were poor with thunderstorm activity, heavy rain falls and strong winds. Notable variations in wind components were noticed at the time of the accident.
Probable cause:
Impact against the runway caused by loss of control of the aircraft in the final phase of the take-off run by low altitude windshear that caused a loss of speed and lift. The following contributing factors were reported:
- Decrease in situational awareness of the flight crew when the commander was performing unauthorized instructional tasks without being qualified to provide flight instruction and to assign copilot and Pilot Flying duties to a an uncertified and unlicensed pilot,
- Failure to detect variations in the indicator displayed by the airspeed indicator on the PFD during the take-off run,
- Lack of adherence to sterile cabin procedures and operational procedures (TVC; Changes of runway and/or take off conditions after door closings; Take off in adverse windshear conditions) established in the Flight Operations Manual, the Dispatch Manual and the Standard Operating Procedures,
- Lack of adherence to published procedure,
- Lack of adherence to Aerodrome and meteorological information procedures,
- Lack of supervision on part of Tower personnel at Durango Airport.
Final Report:

Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan near Tayoltita: 3 killed

Date & Time: Apr 1, 2016 at 0917 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XA-ULU
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Tayoltita - Durango
MSN:
208B-2104
YOM:
2009
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Captain / Total flying hours:
7443
Aircraft flight hours:
4027
Aircraft flight cycles:
3479
Circumstances:
The single engine airplane departed Tayoltita Airfield around 0900LT on a charter flight to Durango, carrying nine passengers and one pilot. Twelve minutes into the flight, the pilot encountered engine problems and declared an emergency. Unable to maintain a safe altitude, he attempted an emergency landing when the aircraft crashed in the bed of the Piaxtla River. The wreckage was found about 16 km northeast of Tayoltita Airfield (N 24° 11' 2.65" W 105° 47' 12.57''). The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and there was no fire. Three passengers were killed and seven other occupants were injured.
Probable cause:
The accident was the consequence of a loss of control following the failure of a turbine compressor disc blade. It was reported that unauthorized repairs had been made on the engine without the approval of the engine manufacturer.
Final Report:

Crash of a Britten-Norman BN-2B-27 Islander near Vallecillos: 2 killed

Date & Time: May 5, 2004 at 1630 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XC-FOE
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
2031
YOM:
1981
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a geophysical survey flight in the region of Vallecillos, Durango. While cruising at an altitude of 2,000 metres, the twin engine aircraft struck the slope of a mountain located in the Sierra del Rosario. Both occupants were killed.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 200 in Santa Maria de Otaez: 17 killed

Date & Time: May 10, 1996
Operator:
Registration:
XA-SWJ
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Durango - Santa Maria de Otaez
MSN:
126
YOM:
1968
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
16
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
17
Circumstances:
On approach to Santa Maria de Otaez Airstrip, the crew encountered strong winds and turbulences when the aircraft went out of control and crashed on a hill located few km from the airfield. Three passengers were seriously injured while 16 other occupants were killed. About two weeks later, one of the survivor died from his injuries.

Crash of a Douglas C-47-DL in Vicente Guerrero

Date & Time: May 9, 1981
Operator:
Registration:
N60705
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
4638
YOM:
1942
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Upon landing at Vicente Guerrero, the airplane went out of control, veered off runway and came to rest. Both pilots were uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Pilatus PC-6/C-H2 Turbo Porter in Topia

Date & Time: Feb 20, 1976
Operator:
Registration:
XC-BIB
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
MSN:
2069
YOM:
1968
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances. Operated by the Attorney General of the Republic, the aircraft has just been delivered few days prior to the accident.

Crash of a Beechcraft C-45B Expeditor in Durango: 10 killed

Date & Time: Jan 17, 1965 at 0900 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
XA-NUT
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Durango – Zapotes
MSN:
5960
YOM:
1943
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
10
Circumstances:
The pilot encountered an unexpected situation after takeoff from Durango Airport and elected to return. On final, the twin engine aircraft crashed and was destroyed. All 10 occupants were killed.

Crash of a Lockheed 5C Vega in Durango

Date & Time: Feb 22, 1945 at 0805 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XA-BFT
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Monclova – Torreón – Durango
MSN:
50
YOM:
1929
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed on landing at Durango Airport. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair and all five occupants were injured.