ASN Aircraft accident Airbus A320-231 F-OHMK Villahermosa-Capitan Carlos Perez Airport (VSA)
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Date:Thursday 19 December 1996
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-231
Operator:Mexicana de Aviación
Registration: F-OHMK
MSN: 296
First flight: 1992
Engines: 2 IAE V2500-A1
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 86
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 92
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Villahermosa-Capitan Carlos Perez Airport (VSA) (   Mexico)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX/MMMX), Mexico
Destination airport:Villahermosa-Carlos Rovirosa Pérez International Airport (VSA/MMVA), Mexico
The Airbus ran off the left side of the runway on landing and rolled another 800 m before coming to rest against a concrete structure. The nosegear collapsed. Weather was poor; a.o. heavy rain.

Runway excursion

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Distance from Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport to Villahermosa-Carlos Rovirosa Pérez International Airport as the crow flies is 674 km (421 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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