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Last updated: 12 November 2018
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Date:Monday 7 July 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic E110 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante
Operator:Instituto Mexicano de Seguridad Social
Registration: XA-DAK
C/n / msn: 110242
First flight: 1979
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Tepic Airport (TPQ) (   Mexico)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Ambulance
Departure airport:Tepic Airport (TPQ/MMEP), Mexico
Destination airport:Guadalajara International Airport (GDL/MMGL), Mexico
Narrative:
An Embraer 110P1 Bandeirante was destroyed when it crashed near Tepic, Mexico. All 13 on board were killed.
The airplane operated on an air ambulance flight from Tepic, carrying ten patients and a nurse. It flew into the side of a hill some three minutes after takeoff from Tepic.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» The Windsor Star - Jul 9, 1980


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Distance from Tepic Airport to Guadalajara International Airport as the crow flies is 187 km (117 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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