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Last updated: 16 November 2018
Estado:
Fecha:miércoles 20 junio 1973
Hora:22:47
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC91 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-15
Operador:Aeroméxico
Registración: XA-SOC
Numéro de série: 47100/153
Año de Construcción: 1967
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7A
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 22 / Ocupantes: 22
Total:Fatalidades: 27 / Ocupantes: 27
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:32 km (20 milles) SSE of Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR) (   México)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Monterrey-General Mariano Escobedo Airport (MTY/MMMY), México
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR/MMPR), México
Número de Vuelo: 229
Descripción:
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.
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).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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