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Last updated: 21 September 2018
Date:Friday 2 June 2017
Time:ca 22:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA227-AC Metro III
Operator:Aeronaves TSM
Registration: XA-UAJ
C/n / msn: AC-586
First flight: 1984
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Tampico-Gen F Javier Mina Airport (TAM) (   Mexico)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Saltillo Airport (SLW/MMIO), Mexico
Destination airport:Puebla-Hermanos Serdán International Airport (PBC/MMPB), Mexico
A Swearingen SA227-AC Metro III cargo plane was involved in an accident at the Tampico Airport in Mexico.
Preliminary reports indicate the aircraft was en route from Saltillo to Puebla, Mexico when a forced landing was attempted at Tampico. El Norte quoted fuel shortage as the reason for the forced landing.
Photos from the scene show the aircraft having come to rest in bushes near the threshold of runway 31.

» El Universal
» El Norte

METAR Weather report:
03:43 UTC / 22:43 local time:
MMTM 030343Z 16007KT 10SM SKC 26/24 A2984


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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 Saltillo Airport to Puebla-Hermanos Serdán International Airport as the crow flies is 753 km (471 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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