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Last updated: 29 July 2021
Date:Saturday 9 September 2017
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 31A
Operator:Transportes Aéreos Pegaso
Registration: XA-ZYZ
MSN: 31-073
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Ciudad del Carmen Airport (CME) (   Mexico)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Destination airport:Ciudad del Carmen Airport (CME/MMCE), Mexico
The Learjet 31A corporate jet suffered a runway excursion after landing at Ciudad del Carmen Airport, Mexico.
The flight crew was cleared for a VOR/DME approach to runway 31. Weather conditions were poor with heavy rainfall, crosswind and a wet runway. After touchdown the flight crew lost directional control and the aircraft swerved off the left side of the runway, turning 210° before coming to rest in the grass.

Probable Cause:

Probable Cause: Loss of directional control of the aircraft during the landing run, due to an unstabilized approach in a crosswind, causing the runway excursion.
Contributing factor:
Adverse meteorological conditions.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: DGCA Mexico
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: ACCIDT/AF/A/038/2017/MMCE
Download report: Final report

Runway excursion


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Distance from Miami International Airport, FL to Ciudad del Carmen Airport as the crow flies is 1416 km (885 miles).

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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