Accident de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200 XA-SWJ,
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Date:Friday 10 May 1996
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200
Owner/operator:Aero Servicios Empresariales
Registration: XA-SWJ
MSN: 126
Year of manufacture:1968
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Fatalities:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 19
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Santa Maria de Otaez -   Mexico
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Durango-Guadalupe Victoria Airport (DGO/MMDO)
Destination airport:Santa Maria de Otaez
Crashed into a hill while trying to land on a mine airstrip in gusty winds and turbulence.
One of the three surviving passengers died of injuries two weeks later.


Scramble 205
El Informador 25 May 1996, p14D



photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Kendall-Tamiami Airport, FL (TMB/KTMB); August 1986

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