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Last updated: 19 September 2020
Date:Friday 9 July 1999
Type:Silhouette image of generic H25A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Siddeley HS-125-1A-522
Operator:Aero Jet Express
Registration: XA-TAL
C/n / msn: 25064
First flight: 1965-12-02 (33 years 8 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Toluca Airport (TLC) (   Mexico)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Los Mochis-Federal Airport (LMM/MMLM), Mexico
Destination airport:Toluca Airport (TLC/MMTO), Mexico
The jet was on a flight to Toluca carrying cargo for DHL. Visibility was decreasing from two miles to one mile while on approach. The airplane impacted a 6 feet high wall, approx. 350 m short of the runway 15 threshold.
It was considered likely by the investigators that the crew descended below minima in order to obtain visual contact with the ground.

Probable Cause:

Probable cause: "Carelessness of the crew of the altitude of the aircraft, during its final approach, when trying to make visual contact with the runway, in a VMC approach, when the meteorological conditions (fog) imposed an instrument approach (IFR)".

Contributing factors:
- continuing a visual approach, when required to be by instruments.
- overconfidence of the crew in their experience and ability (pilot with 4669:35 hours total and co-pilot with 2502:45 hours total)
- low approach.


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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 Los Mochis-Federal Airport to Toluca Airport as the crow flies is 1197 km (748 miles).

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