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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
Date:Wednesday 18 September 1996
Type:Silhouette image of generic C123 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-123K Provider
Operator:Krissalan de Aviacion
Registration: XA-SNB
C/n / msn: 20126
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bahía Tortugas Airfield (   Mexico)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bahía Tortugas Airfield, Mexico
Destination airport:Ensenada Airport (ESE/MMES), Mexico
A Fairchild C-123K Provider transport plane crashed during takeoff from Bahía Tortugas Airfield, Mexico. All five aboard were killed. The passengers were businessmen on their way to Ensenada.

» Werner Fischdick
» El Informador, 19-9-1996


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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 Bahía Tortugas Airfield to Ensenada Airport as the crow flies is 480 km (300 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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