ASN Aircraft accident de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200 XA-SWJ Santa Maria de Otaez
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Date:Friday 10 May 1996
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200
Operator:Aero Servicios Empresariales
Registration: XA-SWJ
MSN: 126
First flight: 1968
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 17
Total:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 19
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Santa Maria de Otaez (   Mexico)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Durango-Guadalupe Victoria Airport (DGO/MMDO), Mexico
Destination airport:Santa Maria de Otaez, Mexico
Crashed into a hill while trying to land on a mine airstrip in gusty winds and turbulence.
One of the three surviving passengers died of injuries two weeks later.

» Scramble 205
» El Informador 25 May 1996, p14D


photo of DHC-6-Twin-Otter-200-N201E
accident date: 10-05-1996
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200
registration: N201E
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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