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Last updated: 23 March 2019
Date:Thursday 26 November 2015
Type:Silhouette image of generic B733 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-322
Registration: XA-UNM
C/n / msn: 24248/1636
First flight: 1988-11-01 (27 years 1 months)
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-3C1
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 139
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 144
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX) (   Mexico)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Cancún Airport (CUN/MMUN), Mexico
Destination airport:Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX/MMMX), Mexico
A Boeing 737-322 operating flight GMT779 from Cancún suffered a landing accident at Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX).
The left hand main landing gear collapsed while the aircraft landed on runway 05L.



METAR Weather report:
00:42 UTC / 18:42 local time:
MMMX 270042Z 12010KT 7SM FEW020 SCT200 21/09 A3025 NOSIG RMK 8/402 HZY

01:43 UTC / 19:43 local time:
MMMX 270143Z 18005KT 8SM FEW020 SCT200 20/09 A3028 NOSIG RMK 8/402 HZY AC

23:43 UTC / 17:43 local time:
MMMX 262343Z 15009KT 7SM FEW020 BKN200 22/09 A3024 NOSIG RMK SLP071 57005 951 8/202 HZY


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Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
1 November 1988 N344UA Boeing first flight
16 November 1988 N344UA United Airlines delivered
27 October 1989 N344UA United Airlines Incident: Returned to Rapid City, SD, due to smoke and odor in cabin
22 November 2004 PR-GLD GOL Transportes Aéreos
23 March 2010 N187AQ Bank of Utah Trustee
25 March 2010 XA-UNM Magnicharters

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 Cancún Airport to Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport as the crow flies is 1277 km (798 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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