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Accident description
Last updated: 28 May 2017
Date:Wednesday 15 October 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
Registration: XA-DEJ
C/n / msn: 47594/717
First flight: 1974
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 67
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 72
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mexico City-Juarez International Airport (MEX) (   Mexico)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX/MMMX), Mexico
The rear fuselage struck the runway on touchdown. The plane was brought to a halt and evacuated on the runway.

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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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