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Accident description
Last updated: 22 March 2018
Date:Friday 16 May 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic SBR1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rockwell Sabreliner 40
Operator:Jett Paqueteria
Registration: XA-TFC
C/n / msn: 265-15
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:22 km (13.8 mls) SW of Monterrey-Aeropuerto Del Norte (NTR) (   Mexico)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:San Luis Potosí Airport (SLP/MMSP), Mexico
Destination airport:Monterrey-Aeropuerto Del Norte (NTR/MMAN), Mexico
Flew into the side of the Cerro de las Mitras mountain while approaching Monterrey (NTR) in conditions of rain and fog.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

» ICAO File : 97001510


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Distance from San Luis Potosí Airport to Monterrey-Aeropuerto Del Norte as the crow flies is 405 km (253 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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