ASN Aircraft accident Douglas DC-3A-178 XA-IOR Las Lomitas
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Date:Wednesday 29 January 1986
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A-178
Operator:Aero California
Registration: XA-IOR
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
Aircraft damage: 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
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.
The aircraft crashed in the hills near the airport.

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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 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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