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Last updated: 25 June 2021
Datum:maandag 13 augustus 1990
Type:Silhouette image of generic JCOM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rockwell 1121 Jet Commander
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Aviex Jet
Registratie: N301AJ
Constructienummer: 48
Aantal vlieguren:7033
Motoren: 2 General Electric CJ610-1
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 8
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:0,5 km (0.3 mijl) SE of Cozumel Airport (CZM) (   Mexico)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Privévlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Kingston Airport (KIN/MKJP), Jamaica
Vliegveld van aankomst:Cozumel Airport (CZM/MMCZ), Mexico
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:

Probable cause: "Impact with the ground during approach in twilight conditions (evening twilight), with wrong altimetric adjustment (QNH) in the instruments of the copilot, during an operation carried out under visual flight rules (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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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Kingston Airport en Cozumel Airport bedraagt 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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