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Last updated: 22 November 2019
Date:Tuesday 31 March 1998
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-240-53 (C-131A)
Operator:Linea Aérea Mexicana de Carga
Registration: XA-TAP
C/n / msn: 53-13
First flight: 1954
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-99W
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Mexico City (   Mexico)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX/MMMX), Mexico
Destination airport:Monterrey-General Mariano Escobedo International Airport (MTY/MMMY), Mexico
Some 8 minutes after takeoff from Mexico City an engine failure was reported. ATC vectored the Convair for a runway 05R ILS approach. The Convair couldn't maintain height and the crew requested vectors for a runway 23L landing. The aircraft crashed while trying to make an emergency landing on a road, shortly after reporting a fire in the no. 2 engine.

Loss of control

» Flight International 13-19 January 1999
» Scramble 228, Scramble 229


photo of Convair-CV-240-53-N9168Y
accident date: 31-03-1998
type: Convair CV-240-53 (C-131A)
registration: N9168Y

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-Benito Juárez International Airport to Monterrey-General Mariano Escobedo International Airport as the crow flies is 709 km (443 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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