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Last updated: 20 April 2019
Date:Thursday 15 March 1984
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair VT-29B (CV-240)
Operator:Aero Cozumel
Registration: XA-JOV
C/n / msn: 261
First flight: 1952
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Cancún Airport (CUN) (   Mexico)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Cancún Airport (CUN/MMUN), Mexico
Destination airport:Cozumel Airport (CZM/MMCZ), Mexico
The airplane experience a left hand engine failure immediately after takeoff. The airplane crash-landed in a swamp. One of the passengers died of a heart attack while moving through the swamp.

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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 Cancún Airport to Cozumel Airport as the crow flies is 57 km (36 miles).

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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