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Last updated: 19 November 2018
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Date:Thursday 3 November 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A-8 Islander
Operator:Servicios Aéreos Martinez Leon
Registration: XA-FUA
C/n / msn: 388
First flight: 1974-01-31 (3 years 9 months)
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near San Cristóbal de las Casas Airport (SZT) (   Mexico)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Palenque Airport (PQM/MMPQ), Mexico
Destination airport:San Cristóbal de las Casas Airport (SZT/MMSC), Mexico
Narrative:
Crashed and burned on approach. The airplane carried officials of the National Indian Institute.

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Distance from Palenque Airport to San Cristóbal de las Casas Airport as the crow flies is 110 km (68 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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