Accident description
Last updated: 31 October 2014
Status:Preliminary
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
Operator:Aerocaribe
Registration: N912FJ
C/n / msn: 912
First flight: 1990-10-23 (9 years 9 months)
Total airframe hrs:8700
Cycles:10300
Engines: 2 Garrett TPE331-12UAR-704H
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Total:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Chulum Juarez (   Mexico) show on map
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
Flightnumber:7831
Narrative:
The aircraft was operating on a flight from Tuxtla Gutiérrez to Villahermosa when the pilot maneuvered around severe weather near Chulum Juarez. It then crashed in a mountainous area.

Sources:
» EFE
» Tommy Maurer


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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 Tuxtla Gutiérrez Airport to Villahermosa-Capitan Carlos Perez Airport as the crow flies is 147 km (92 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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