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Last updated: 15 November 2018
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Fecha:jueves 23 julio 1998
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic SC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Shorts SC.7 Skyvan 3-100
Operador:Fuerza Aérea Mexicana
Registración: XC-UTQ
Numéro de série: SH.1946
Año de Construcción: 1976
Motores: 2 Garrett TPE331-2-201A
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Total:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Pico de Orizaba (   México)
Elevación del lugar del accidente: 5547 m (18199 feet) amsl
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Mexico City International Airport (MEX/MMMX), México
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Tuxtla Gutiérrez Airport (TGZ/MMTG), México
Descripción:
A Skyvan transport plane was destroyed when it crashed into the highest mountain in Mexico, the Pico de Orizaba Volcano. All four on board were killed.
Impact was at an elevation of about 18,200 feet at the El Púlpito part of Pico de Orizaba while the elevation of the mountain top is 18,491 feet.
Minimum altitude over mountains terrain in that area was 21,000 feet.

Fuentes:
» Scramble 235, 237
» El Siglo de Torreon 1 August 1998, p.2
» Mountaineering: Pico de Orizaba, Mexico


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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 Mexico City International Airport to Tuxtla Gutiérrez Airport as the crow flies is 670 km (419 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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