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Last updated: 19 February 2020
Date:Friday 8 January 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 35A
Registration: XA-LAN
C/n / msn: 35A-267
First flight: 1979
Engines: 2 Garrett TFE731-2-2B
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:12 km (7.5 mls) NE of Hermosillo Airport (HMO) (   Mexico)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Mexico City International Airport (MEX/MMMX), Mexico
Destination airport:Hermosillo-Gen Pesqueira Garcia Airport (HMO/MMHO), Mexico
The Learjet 35A impacted the side of El Bachoco Mountain at 1200 feet while on approach to Hermosillo Airport, Mexico.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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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 Mexico City International Airport to Hermosillo-Gen Pesqueira Garcia Airport as the crow flies is 1609 km (1006 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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