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Last updated: 18 September 2019
Date:Thursday 10 May 1990
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild F-27J
Operating for:Aviacsa
Leased from:Noroeste
Registration: F-GHXA
C/n / msn: 101
First flight: 1963
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 35
Total:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 40
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:4,5 km (2.8 mls) S of Tuxtla Gutiérrez Airport (TGZ) (   Mexico)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tapachula International Airport (TAP/MMTP), Mexico
Destination airport:Tuxtla Gutiérrez Airport (TGZ/MMTG), Mexico
The aircraft crashed after striking trees while on approach to runway 35.
The accident was attributed to a lack of co-ordination between the crew during the approach and their lack of experience on the type.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground

» Scramble Vol.11, nr.12
» Volkskrant 12.5.1990


photo of Fairchild-F-27J-F-GHXA
accident date: 10-05-1990
type: Fairchild F-27J
registration: F-GHXA

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 Tapachula International Airport to Tuxtla Gutiérrez Airport as the crow flies is 232 km (145 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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