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Yucatán

Crash of a Piper PA-46-310P Malibu in Chichén Itzá

Date & Time: Feb 15, 2017 at 2000 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N116TH
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Monterrey – Cancún
MSN:
46-8608005
YOM:
1986
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While overflying the Yucatán province, en route from Monterrey to Cancún, the pilot informed ATC that he was low of fuel and requested the permission to divert to Chichén Itzá Airport for an emergency landing. While approaching the airfield by night, the single engine aircraft hit trees and crashed in a wooded area. The airplane was destroyed and all five occupants were injured.
Probable cause:
Fuel exhaustion.

Crash of a Cessna 208 Caravan in Yaxcaba

Date & Time: Aug 31, 2008 at 0735 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XA-UEJ
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Cancún-Campeche
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:

The aircraft crashed 10 km southeast of Yaxcaba, in the Mexican State of Yucatan. Pilots reported accident at 0900LT via their cellular and were rescued around 1900LT near


Cobá Ruins. Both were injured. It seems that a technical failure occurred on engine during flight, nesessiting an emergency landing.

Crash of a Gulfstream GII in Tixkokob

Date & Time: Sep 24, 2007 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N987SA
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
172
YOM:
1975
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was performing an illegal flight from Colombia to the United States via Cancun, Mexico. While overflying Mexico, the crew of a Mexican Air Force's Embraer EMB-145 chased the aircraft. The crew of the G2 decided to make an emergency landing in an open field near Tixkokob but the aircraft crashed. Both pilot were arrested few minutes later and the aircraft was destroyed upon impact. Mexican authorities found 3.3 tons of cocaine on board (132 bags of 25 kilos each).

Crash of a Casa 212 Aviocar in Mérida, Mexico

Date & Time: Nov 15, 2006 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
AMP-114
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Country:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:

The crew left Cancun for a routine maritime patrol flight over the Gulf of Mexico. After 5 hours of flight, while approaching mexican coast, the crew informed ATC that an engine stopped. Few seconds later, the second engine stopped also. Pilots decided to ditch the aircraft 3,5 km off Progreso, 40 km north of Mérida. All occupants escaped uninjured but the aircraft sunk.

Crash of a Let 410 in Chichen Itza: 19 killed

Date & Time: Sep 12, 2001 at 1625 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XA-ACM
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Chichen Itza-Cozumel
MSN:
89 24 01
YOM:
1989
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
16
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
19
Captain / Total flying hours:
7100
Copilot / Total flying hours:
1000

Crash of a Convair CV-240 in Mérida: 1 killed

Date & Time: Aug 31, 1988
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XA-HUL
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
229
YOM:
1952
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
17
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances while taking off from Mérida-Rejon Airport. A passenger was killed while all 19 other occupants were rescued.

Crash of a Douglas DC-6 in Mérida

Date & Time: Jan 30, 1967
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XA-LAU
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Mexico City – Mérida
MSN:
43059/96
YOM:
1948
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
26
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On final approach to Mérida-Licenciado Manuel Crecencio Rejon Airport, the four engine aircraft stalled and crashed few dozen yards short of runway threshold. All 29 occupants were injured and the aircraft was destroyed.
Probable cause:
Due to poor crew coordination during the final approach, they failed to follow the approach checklist and one of the pilot inadvertently set up the reverse thrust system. Due to low speed, the airplane stalled and crashed. The distance between the aircraft and the ground was insufficient to expect recovery.

Crash of a Douglas DC-3-313A in Mérida

Date & Time: Aug 17, 1966 at 1710 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N28343
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
2267
YOM:
1940
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
2012
Captain / Total hours on type:
164.00
Circumstances:
While on a corp/executive flight, the crew informed ATC about a double engine failure and was vectored to Mérida Airport. On approach, the airplane stalled, struck tree tops and crashed few km short of runway threshold. Both pilots were injured and the aircraft was written off.
Probable cause:
Double engine failure for undetermined reason.
Final Report:

Crash of a Fairchild C-82A-FA Packet in Mérida: 3 killed

Date & Time: Oct 28, 1957
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
XA-LIW
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Mérida - Mérida
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The crew was involved in a local test flight when the airplane crashed in unknown circumstances shortly after takeoff from Mérida-Rejon Airport. The wreckage was found five km from the airfield and all three occupants were killed.

Crash of a Consolidated B-24J Liberator in Mérida: 4 killed

Date & Time: Apr 15, 1957 at 0753 LT
Operator:
Registration:
XA-KUN
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Mérida – Mexico City
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
After takeoff from runway 10, while climbing to an altitude of 300 feet, the pilot made a turn to the left heading 65° then continued climbing for about 400 to 600 feet when control was lost. The airplane stalled and crashed in a huge explosion in the Calle 54 Sur Street, about two km north of the airport. The aircraft was destroyed upon impact and all three occupants were killed, among them the Mexican Actor and Singer Pedro Infante who was acting pilot on this flight. A kid on the ground was also killed.
Probable cause:
The accident was due to a maneuvering error which consisted in making two turns onto the Mexico City heading without conforming the distance and procedure specifications and below the prescribed altitudes and speeds. This error was aggravated by a probable shifting of the load due to improper securing.
Final Report: