Narrative:The airplane experience a left hand engine failure immediately after take-off. The airplane crash-landed in a swamp. One of the passengers died of a heart attack while moving through the swamp.
|Date:||Thursday 15 March 1984|
|Type:||Convair VT-29B (CV-240)|
|C/n / msn:|| 261|
|First flight:|| 1952|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Cancun Airport (CUN) (Mexico)
|Phase:|| Initial climb (ICL)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Canc˙n Airport (CUN/MMUN), Mexico|
|Destination airport:||Cozumel Airport (CZM/MMCZ), Mexico|
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Distance from Canc˙n Airport to Cozumel Airport as the crow flies is 57 km (36 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.