Unfallbericht:The takeoff run from runway 07R was aborted, but the DC-8 crashed and burned.
|Datum:||Donnerstag 19 Januar 1961|
|Fluggesellschaft:||Aeronaves de México|
|Triebwerk:|| 4 Pratt & Whitney JT4A-|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 9|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 97|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 106 |
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||New York-Idlewild International Airport, NY (IDL) (USA)
|Flugphase:|| Start (TOF)|
|Flug von:||New York-Idlewild International Airport, NY (IDL/KIDL), USA|
|Flug nach:||Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX/MMMX), Mexiko|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The probable cause of the accident was the unnecessary discontinuing of the takeoff as a result of the action by the check-pilot, who was not in either pilot seat, in reaching forward without warning and pulling the throttles back This action caused power to be decreased on all four engines. Contributing factors were the marginally poor weather, snow on the runway, and the possibility of the pitot head heat not have been on."
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Distance from New York-Idlewild International Airport, NY to Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport as the crow flies is 3342 km (2089 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.