Flugunfall 02 JAN 1998 einer Learjet 24D XA-RRK - Tampico-Gen F Javier Mina Airport (TAM)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:Freitag 2 Januar 1998
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic LJ24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 24D
Fluggesellschaft:Aerodinamo del Pacifico
Kennzeichen: XA-RRK
Werknummer: 24-307
Baujahr: 1975
Triebwerk: 2 General Electric CJ610-6
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 6
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 8
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:10 km (6.3 Meilen) NW of Tampico-Gen F Javier Mina Airport (TAM) (   Mexiko)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Houston-William P. Hobby Airport, TX (HOU/KHOU), USA
Flug nach:Tampico-Gen F Javier Mina Airport (TAM/MMTM), Mexiko
The airplane was flying the 8 mile DME arc to intercept the localizer in night-time IMC conditions when the airplane contacted the surface of the water of a lagoon. The undercarriage and flaps were damaged as the aircraft continued forward onto the ground were it hit several objects. The aircraft was destroyed by the impact.

Probable Cause:

Probable cause: "Failure to maintain instrument procedure (IFR), authorized for approach, abandoning instrument conditions and going to visual conditions (VFR), during an operation restricted by unfavourable meteorgical conditions."

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: SCT Mexico
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 27 days ()
Accident number: 002/98
Download report: Final report



photo of Learjet-24D-XA-RRK
accident date: 02-01-1998
type: Learjet 24D
registration: XA-RRK

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 Houston-William P. Hobby Airport, TX to Tampico-Gen F Javier Mina Airport as the crow flies is 852 km (532 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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