Narrative:An instrument approach to Los Mochis runway 09 was flown despite the fact that the weather was below minima due to fog. The DC-3 went around and the crew elected to divert to Las Lomitas, a small airport nearby which was no longer being used for commercial flights.
|Date:||29 JAN 1986|
|C/n / msn:|| 1547|
|First flight:|| 1936|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18|
|Total:||Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 21 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Las Lomitas (Mexico)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Villa Constitucion Airport (VIB), Mexico|
|Destination airport:||Los Mochis-Federal Airport (LMM/MMLM), Mexico|
The aircraft crashed in the hills near the airport.
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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 Villa Constitucion Airport to Los Mochis-Federal Airport as the crow flies is 266 km (166 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.