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Accident description
Last updated: 16 November 2017
Date:Saturday 18 January 2014
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-33RC
Operator:Aeronaves TSM
Registration: XA-UQM
C/n / msn: 47191/280
First flight: 1968-02-28 (45 years 11 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Saltillo-Plan de Guadalupe International Airport (SLW) (   Mexico)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Tapachula International Airport (TAP/MMTP), Mexico
Destination airport:Saltillo-Plan de Guadalupe International Airport (SLW/MMIO), Mexico
A McDonnell Douglas DC-9-33RC cargo plane was damaged in a landing accident at Saltillo Airport, Mexico.
The airplane originated in Tapachula, Mexico and operated on a domestic cargo flight to Saltillo. The airplane's nose gear collapsed after it departed the paved surface of the runway.

» Zocalo Saltillo

METAR Weather report:
09:45 UTC / 03:45 local time:
MMIO 180945Z 00000KT 1/2SM FG OVC003 05/04 A3028 RMK 8/5//

10:28 UTC / 04:28 local time:
MMIO 181028Z 00000KT 1/2SM FG OVC003 05/04 A3028 RMK 8/5//
Wind calm; Visibility: 0,5 miles (800 m) in fog; overcast cloud deck at 300 feet AGL; Temperature: +5°C, Dew point: +4°C; Pressure: 30.28 inches Hg.


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Distance from Tapachula International Airport to Saltillo-Plan de Guadalupe International Airport as the crow flies is 1483 km (927 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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