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Last updated: 16 June 2021
Fecha:miércoles 20 junio 1973
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC91 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-15
Registración: XA-SOC
Numéro de série: 47100/153
Año de Construcción: 1967
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7A
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 22 / Ocupantes: 22
Total:Fatalidades: 27 / Ocupantes: 27
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:32 km (20 milles) SSE of Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR) (   México)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Monterrey-General Mariano Escobedo Airport (MTY/MMMY), México
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR/MMPR), México
Número de Vuelo:AM229
A McDonnell Douglas DC-9-15 passenger plane was destroyed when it crashed on approach to Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR), Mexico. All 27 on board were killed.
Aeroméxico flight 229 operated departed from Houston-Intercontinental Airport, TX (IAH) on a regular service to Mexico City (MEX) with en route stops at Monterrey and Puerto Vallarta. The airplane flew into the side of Las Minas Mountain while approaching runway 04.

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photo of DC-9-15-XA-SOC
accident date: 20-06-1973
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-9-15
registration: XA-SOC

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Monterrey-General Mariano Escobedo Airport to Puerto Vallarta Airport as the crow flies is 768 km (480 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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