CFIT Accident Rockwell Sabreliner 40 XA-TFC,
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Date:Friday 16 May 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic SBR1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Rockwell Sabreliner 40
Owner/operator:Jett Paqueteria
Registration: XA-TFC
MSN: 265-15
Year of manufacture:1961
Total airframe hrs:17267 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney J60P-3
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:22 km SW of Monterrey-Aeropuerto Del Norte (NTR) -   Mexico
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:San Luis Potosí Airport (SLP/MMSP)
Destination airport:Monterrey-Aeropuerto Del Norte (NTR/MMAN)
Investigating agency: SCT
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The Rockwell Sabreliner 40 jet flew into the side of the Cerro de las Mitras mountain while approaching Monterrey-Aeropuerto Del Norte, Mexico, in conditions of rain and fog.
The flight had been cleared to descend to 5000 feet, but the aircraft continued to 4350 feet until it hit the mountain.

Probable cause: "Not maintaining a safety height and being unaligned in the approach trajectory."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: SCT
Report number: 048/97
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report


ICAO File : 97001510


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