Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 10 May 1996
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200
Operator:Aero Servicios Empresariales
Registration: XA-SWJ
C/n / msn: 126
First flight: 1968
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 17
Total:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 19
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Santa Maria de Otaez (   Mexico) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Durango-Guadalupe Victoria Airport (DGO/MMDO), Mexico
Destination airport:Santa Maria de Otaez, Mexico
Narrative:
Crashed into a hill while trying to land on a mine airstrip in gusty winds and turbulence.

Sources:
» Scramble 205


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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.
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