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Last updated: 13 December 2019
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Date:Saturday 7 August 1976
Time:02:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic FA20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dassault Falcon 20C
Operator:Hansa Jet Corp.
Registration: N888AR
C/n / msn: 33
First flight: 1966
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:20 km (12.5 mls) WSW of Chilpancingo (   Mexico)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Houston (unknown airport), TX, United States of America
Destination airport:Acapulco-Alvarez International Airport (ACA/MMAA), Mexico
Narrative:
Flew into hill at FL090 in poor weather on descent. The aircraft had been cleared to descend from FL370 to FL190.

The aircraft was owned by the Colonial Alliance Corp. and operated by Hansa Jet Corp.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» NTSB
» Wikileaks Cable: 1976MEXICO10141_b
» The Daily Messenger, August 16, 1977 (p.23)


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