ASN Aircraft accident British Aerospace BAe-125-700A XA-UKR Saltillo-Plan de Guadalupe International Airport (SLW)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Saturday 19 April 2014
Type:Silhouette image of generic H25B model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
British Aerospace BAe-125-700A
Operator:Líneas Aéreas Comerciales, SA - LACSA
Registration: XA-UKR
MSN: 257191
First flight: 1982
Engines: 2 Honeywell TFE731-3R-1H
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1,52 km (1 mls) N of Saltillo-Plan de Guadalupe International Airport (SLW) (   Mexico)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Cozumel Airport (CZM/MMCZ), Mexico
Destination airport:Saltillo-Plan de Guadalupe International Airport (SLW/MMIO), Mexico
A BAe-125 corporate jet was destroyed in an accident at Ramos Arizpe, Mexico. All eight on board suffered fatal injuries.
The airplane struck high tension cables and crashed into an industrial park while on approach to runway 17 at Saltillo-Plan de Guadalupe International Airport (SLW). Visibility at the time of the accident was about 800 m (1/2 mile) in fog with an overcast at 200 feet above ground level.

Probable Cause:

Probable cause: "Impact against high-voltage electrical power cables causing loss of control and the aircraft to crash, while flying without capturing the glide slope (GP) and descending below the decision height (DH) in an approach under conditions of reduced visibility due to the presence of an fog obstructing vision of the surface."

- Unstabilized approach
- Inadequate decision to continue an approach below MDA (Minimum Descend Altitude) without visual contact.
- Poor company operational safety culture
- Lack of adherence to ILS/DME2 runway 17 approach procedures published in the PIA.
- Lack of application of CRM concepts
- Lack of follow up and reaction to GPWS audible warning alarms "caution flaps" , "sink rate" and "terrain" "pull up"
- Lack of altitude monitoring during approach.
- Adverse weather conditions below minimums
- Inadequate maintenance control
- Lack of adherence to standard operating procedures (SOPS).

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: CIDAIA Mexico
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 years and 5 months
Accident number: ACCDTAFA015/2014MMIO
Download report: Final report


Collision with pole or wires
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground


METAR Weather report:
00:40 UTC / 19:40 local time:
MMIO 200040Z 03008KT 1/2SM FG OVC002 15/11 A3017 RMK 8/7//


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Distance from Cozumel Airport to Saltillo-Plan de Guadalupe International Airport as the crow flies is 1528 km (955 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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