Accident description
Last updated: 1 October 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 10 May 1990
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild F-27J
Operating for:Aviacsa
Leased from:Noroeste
Registration: F-GHXA
C/n / msn: 101
First flight: 1963
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 33
Total:Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 38
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:4,5 km (2.8 mls) from Tuxtla Gutiérrez Airport (TGZ) (   Mexico)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tapachula International Airport (TAP/MMTP), Mexico
Destination airport:Tuxtla Gutiérrez Airport (TGZ/MMTG), Mexico
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed after striking trees. The aircraft was leased from Noroeste.

Sources:
» Scramble Vol.11, nr.12
» Volkskrant 12.5.1990


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Distance from Tapachula International Airport to Tuxtla Gutiérrez Airport as the crow flies is 242 km (151 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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