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Accident description
Last updated: 21 November 2017
Date:Saturday 8 July 2000
Time:ca 19:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic JS32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
British Aerospace 3201 Jetstream 32EP
Registration: N912FJ
C/n / msn: 912
First flight: 1990-10-23 (9 years 9 months)
Total airframe hrs:8700
Engines: 2 Garrett TPE331-12UAR-704H
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Total:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Chulum Juarez (   Mexico)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tuxtla Gutiérrez Airport (TGZ/MMTG), Mexico
Destination airport:Villahermosa-Capitan Carlos Perez Airport (VSA/MMVA), Mexico
The British Aerospace Jetstream 32, N912FJ, operating as Aerocaribe Flight 7831, was destroyed upon impact with mountainous terrain while maneuvering around severe weather near Chulum Juarez, State of Chiapas, Mexico. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed near the accident site at the time of the accident. An instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plan was filed and an IFR clearance was received for the 80-nautical mile flight from the Tuxla-Gutierrez Airport (TGZ) to Villahermosa Airport (VSA).

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain



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Distance from Tuxtla Gutiérrez Airport to Villahermosa-Capitan Carlos Perez Airport as the crow flies is 147 km (92 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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