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Last updated: 22 April 2019
Datum:Montag 2 Juni 1958
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-749A Constellation
Fluggesellschaft:Aeronaves de México
Kennzeichen: XA-MEV
Werknummer: 2665
Baujahr: 1951
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 38 / Insassen: 38
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 45 / Insassen: 45
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:16 km (10 Meilen) W of Guadalajara Airport (GDL) (   Mexiko)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Guadalajara Airport (GDL/MMGL), Mexiko
Flug nach:Mexico City International Airport (MEX/MMMX), Mexiko
Flugnummer: 111
The Aeronaves de Mexico Constellation crew didn't follow the established climb-out procedure and crashed into the La Latilla Mountain.
The flight made a routine take-off from runway 28. A turn to the left was made as though to perform the procedural tear drop turn prescribed by the Airports Manual for climb-out on instruments. Instead of completing the procedural turn, the pilot continued on a straight course for about two minutes in a southwesterly direction. Then, on making a right turn the aircraft crashed on the mountain peak.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The aircraft did not climb out in accordance with previously approved procedures - the provisions of which are set out in the Airports Manual."

» ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 59-AN/54 (154)
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Distance from Guadalajara Airport to Mexico City International Airport as the crow flies is 456 km (285 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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