Narrative:A McDonnell Douglas DC-9-15 passenger plane was destroyed when it crashed on approach to Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR), Mexico. All 27 on board were killed.
|Date:||20 JUN 1973|
|Type:||McDonnell Douglas DC-9-15|
|C/n / msn:|| 47100/153|
|First flight:|| 1967|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7A|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 22|
|Total:||Fatalities: 27 / Occupants: 27 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||32 km (20 mls) SSE of Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR) (Mexico)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Monterrey-General Mariano Escobedo Airport (MTY/MMMY), Mexico|
|Destination airport:||Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR/MMPR), Mexico|
Flight AM229 operated departed from Houston-Intercontinental Airport, TX (IAH) on a regular service to Mexico City (MEX) with en route stops at Monterrey and Puerto Vallarta. The airplane flew into the side of Las Minas Mountain while approaching runway 04.
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Distance from Monterrey-General Mariano Escobedo Airport to Puerto Vallarta Airport as the crow flies is 768 km (480 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.