Descripción del Accidente ASN 13 AUG 1966 Douglas DC-8-51 XA-PEI - Acapulco
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Fecha:sbado 13 agosto 1966
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC85 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-8-51
Operador:Aeronaves de México
Registración: XA-PEI
Numéro de série: 45652/176
Año de Construcción: 1962
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 6 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 6 / Ocupantes: 6
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:33 km (20.6 milles) de Acapulco (   México)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Acapulco-Alvarez International Airport (ACA/MMAA), México
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Acapulco-Alvarez International Airport (ACA/MMAA), México
The DC-8 had arrived from a flight from New York and Mexico City at 00:12 and was serviced and refueled. The aircraft took off again for a training flight at 01:14. The plane crashed during a procedure turn while approaching Acapulco.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Careless and untimely descent in the course of a procedure turn which was continued below established minimum altitude."


photo of Douglas-DC-8-51-XA-PEI
accident date: 13-08-1966
type: Douglas DC-8-51
registration: XA-PEI


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.
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