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Last updated: 18 February 2019
Fecha:miércoles 20 mayo 1981
Hora:ca 16:00
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-440-11
Operador:Aero Léon
Registración: XA-HEK
Numéro de série: 327
Año de Construcción: 1956
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 21 / Ocupantes: 21
Total:Fatalidades: 24 / Ocupantes: 24
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Pinarete Mountain (   México)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Puerto Escondido Airport (PXM/MMPS), México
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Oaxaca Airport (OAX/MMOX), México
The aircraft crashed into a mountain at 8867 feet. The cloud base was at 10000 feet.

» Lakeland Ledger - May 22, 1981
» El Informador 21 May 1981


photo of Convair CV-440-11 XA-HEK
photo of Convair CV-440-11 HB-IMB
HB-IMB was sold to the West German Air Force after which it went to Yugoslavia, the U.S. and Mexico as XA-HEK
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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 Puerto Escondido Airport to Oaxaca Airport as the crow flies is 130 km (81 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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Convair CV-440

  • 233 built
  • 39th loss
  • 13th accidente fatal
  • 6th worst accident
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  • 9th worst accident (a la hora)
  • 12th worst accident (actualmente)
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