Narrative:The aircraft crashed after striking trees while on approach to runway 35.
|Date:||Thursday 10 May 1990|
|C/n / msn:|| 101|
|First flight:|| 1963|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 35|
|Total:||Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 40 |
|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|
The accident was attributed to a lack of co-ordination between the crew during the approach and their lack of experience on the type.
» Scramble Vol.11, nr.12
» Volkskrant 12.5.1990
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 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.