ASN Aircraft accident de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 XC-FIT Chilpancingo Airport
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Status:Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Date:Tuesday 15 January 2002
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operator:Procuraduría General de la República - PGR
Registration: XC-FIT
MSN: 752
First flight: 1981
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 18
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Chilpancingo Airport (   Mexico)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX/MMMX), Mexico
Destination airport:Chilpancingo Airport (MMCH), Mexico
While trying to land at Chilpancingo, the Twin Otter apparently went off the runway. The aircraft struck a concrete airport perimeter wall, overturned and caught fire.

Runway excursion

» Procuraduría General de la República Boletín No. 034/02


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Distance from Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport to Chilpancingo Airport as the crow flies is 211 km (132 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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