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Last updated: 15 November 2019
Date:Wednesday 31 August 1988
Time:ca 10:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic E110 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante
Operator:Transporte Aéreo Federal
Registration: XC-COX
C/n / msn: 110192
First flight: 1978
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Total:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 20
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:ca 15 km from Arteaga (   Mexico)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Uruapan Airport (UPN/MMPN), Mexico
Destination airport:Lazaro Cardenas Airport (LZC/MMLC), Mexico
Flightnumber: 291
Weather was poor as the airplane flew into the side of a mountain in the Sierra Madre.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

» El Informador 1.9.1988


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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 Uruapan Airport to Lazaro Cardenas Airport as the crow flies is 155 km (97 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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