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Last updated: 18 June 2021
Fecha:lunes 13 agosto 1990
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic JCOM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rockwell 1121 Jet Commander
Operador:Aviex Jet
Registración: N301AJ
Numéro de série: 48
Año de Construcción:
Horas Totales de la Célula:7033
Motores: 2 General Electric CJ610-1
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 6
Total:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 8
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:0,5 km (0.3 milles) SE of Cozumel Airport (CZM) (   México)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Kingston Airport (KIN/MKJP), Jamaica
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Cozumel Airport (CZM/MMCZ), México
The aircraft undershot runway 29 at Cozumel Airport, Mexico, during a visual approach. It operated on a flight from Kingston, Jamaica, to Houston, Texas, USA with an en route stop at Cozumel.
The flight contacted Cozumel Tower at 18:33 hours, reporting at 14 DME. The controller then cleared the flight for a VOR/DME approach to runway 29 and to report passing the VOR or field at sight. One minute later, the crew reported having the field in sight and so requested to make a visual approach, directly to runway 29. The controller authorized this and instructed to report at 5 DME.
The aircraft was subsequently cleared to land, with wind reported to be calm.
The final approach was low and the aircraft hit the ground 500 m short of the threshold.

Probable Cause:

Causa probable: "Impacto con el terreno durante la approximacion en condiciones de penumbra (crepúsculo vespertino), con ajuste altimetrico (qnh) erroneo en los instrumentos del segundo
oficial, durante una operacion efectuada bajo las reglas de vuelo visual (VFR)."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: SCT Mexico
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 10 months
Accident number: 112/90
Download report: Final report


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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 Kingston Airport to Cozumel Airport as the crow flies is 1096 km (685 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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