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Last updated: 27 May 2016
Datum:Montag 27 Juli 1981
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
Kennzeichen: XA-DEN
Werknummer: 47621/729
Baujahr: 1974
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 28 / Insassen: 60
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 30 / Insassen: 66
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Chihuahua-Gen Fierro Villalobos Airport (CUU) (   Mexiko)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Monterrey-General Mariano Escobedo Airport (MTY/MMMY), Mexiko
Flug nach:Chihuahua-Gen Fierro Villalobos Airport (CUU/MMCU), Mexiko
Flugnummer: 230
The DC-9 landed 150 m to the right and 60 m after the runway threshold at Chihuahua Airport (CUU), Mexico. The aircraft bounced and struck the ground; the fuselage broke and the aircraft caught fire.
Weather at the time: tropical air mass, isolated cumulonimbus with strong squalls and showers.
Flight AM-230 originated in Monterrey (MTY) and was bound for Tijuana (TIJ) with en route stops at Chihuahua (CUU), and Hermosillo (HMO).

» El Informador 28 July 1981


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Monterrey-General Mariano Escobedo Airport to Chihuahua-Gen Fierro Villalobos Airport as the crow flies is 660 km (412 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.
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