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Last updated: 20 April 2019
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Monday 27 July 1992
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 798D Viscount
Operator:Aero Eslava
Registration: XA-SCM
C/n / msn: 392
First flight: 1958
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:30 km (18.8 mls) E of Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX) (   Mexico)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Puebla/Huejotzingo Airport (PBC/MMPB), Mexico
Destination airport:Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX/MMMX), Mexico
Flew into a mountain (Cerro Xocotlihuipa) at 10130 feet . The aircraft had been cleared to descend from FL150 to FL120. Weather was bad with rain and poor visibility.

» ICAO Adrep Summary 3/98 (#40)
» Scramble 160


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Aero Eslava bought this Viscount in June 1992.
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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 Puebla/Huejotzingo Airport to Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport as the crow flies is 79 km (50 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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