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July 31, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
An aged four-engine cargo plane crashed onto a crowded highway during evening rush hour Thursday, rammed a busy restaurant and a nearby house, exploded and caught fire. At least 39 people were killed and dozens more were injured, police said. A spokesman at Benito Juarez International Airport said the Boeing 377 propeller-driven aircraft, carrying eight people and 18 horses, took off in a heavy rainstorm about 5 p.m.
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October 8, 2000 | From Associated Press
Federal investigators and airline officials gathered Saturday at the site of a plane crash at Reynosa, near the U.S. border, to determine what caused the DC-9 jetliner to skid out of control, slamming into houses and killing a mother and her three children. They conducted interviews, examined the plane and studied weather conditions to establish why the aircraft, carrying 83 passengers and five crew members, was unable to stop Friday at Reynosa airport, across from McAllen, Texas.
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May 7, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
A plane carrying American tourists lost power in one engine and crash-landed in the dense tropical jungle of the Yucatan Peninsula, killing six people and injuring 10, officials said Saturday. The Aerocozumel flight carrying 18 people was returning to the resort island of Cozumel after taking the tourists to view ancient Indian ruins at Chichen Itza, 115 miles west of Cozumel. It crashed Friday afternoon about two miles outside the Playa del Carmen airport, about 125 miles northeast of the pre-Columbian ruins at Chichen Itza, the airline said.
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October 7, 2000 | Associated Press
An Aeromexico plane carrying 83 passengers ran off a runway in northern Mexico on Friday, smashed into a group of homes and then skidded into a canal, killing at least six people on the ground, a Red Cross official said. At least 40 of the passengers suffered scrapes and bruises on the flight from Mexico City to Reynosa, just across the border from McAllen, Texas, Dr. Rito Zambrano of the Red Cross said. The flight had been scheduled to continue to the border city of Matamoros.
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July 10, 2000 | Associated Press
A twin-engine passenger plane crashed on a domestic flight from the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, killing all 19 people aboard, authorities said Sunday. Aerocaribe flight 7831, carrying 17 passengers and two crew members, crashed Saturday evening after it left the Chiapas state capital, Tuxtla Gutierrez, on a short flight to Villahermosa, capital of the neighboring Gulf Coast state of Tabasco. All but two aboard were believed to be Mexican.
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October 7, 2000 | Associated Press
An Aeromexico plane carrying 83 passengers ran off a runway in northern Mexico on Friday, smashed into a group of homes and then skidded into a canal, killing at least six people on the ground, a Red Cross official said. At least 40 of the passengers suffered scrapes and bruises on the flight from Mexico City to Reynosa, just across the border from McAllen, Texas, Dr. Rito Zambrano of the Red Cross said. The flight had been scheduled to continue to the border city of Matamoros.
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September 2, 1988
Rescuers climbed to the wreckage of a Mexican commuter plane and found no survivors among the 21 people aboard when it slammed into the Sierra Madre mountains, about 210 miles southwest of Mexico City, a military official said. Bad weather delayed efforts to reach the wreckage of the twin-engine plane, which crashed during a 100-mile flight from Uruapan to the Pacific port of Lazaro Cardenas. Most of the 18 passengers and three crew members were from Uruapan, authorities said.
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July 14, 1987
The survivors of 69 of the passengers aboard a Mexicana jetliner that crashed into a mountain west of Mexico City last March have filed suit against the airline, claiming the crash was the result of negligence. In addition to Mexicana, the Los Angeles Superior Court complaint also cites Boeing Co., which manufactured the 727-200 airliner; B. F. Goodrich Co.
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May 11, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
A plane carrying a group of miners crashed while trying to land in rugged mountains of northwestern Mexico, killing 16 people and seriously injuring three others, authorities said. The plane was flying from Durango, the capital of Durango state, when it crashed near a remote airstrip in Santa Maria de Otaes, about 570 miles northwest of Mexico City, a state government spokesman said.
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September 22, 1988
Mexico's presidential jet, with President Miguel de la Madrid and seven Cabinet members aboard, nearly crashed on Saturday after taking off from the hurricane-ravaged island of Cozumel, a government spokesman said. The spokesman, who was aboard the Boeing 727, said the craft was suddenly shaken and began descending sharply from an altitude of about 2,000 feet shortly after takeoff. The pilot managed to level off at between 800 and 1,000 feet, he said.
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July 10, 2000 | Associated Press
A twin-engine passenger plane crashed on a domestic flight from the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, killing all 19 people aboard, authorities said Sunday. Aerocaribe flight 7831, carrying 17 passengers and two crew members, crashed Saturday evening after it left the Chiapas state capital, Tuxtla Gutierrez, on a short flight to Villahermosa, capital of the neighboring Gulf Coast state of Tabasco. All but two aboard were believed to be Mexican.
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November 24, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
The government said it is suspending operations of financially strapped airline Taesa in the wake of a crash two weeks ago that killed all 18 people on board. Transportation officials said investigators found a "series of anomalies and incidents" at the airline after the crash in Michoacan state and decided to temporarily suspend its operations while they look into airline policies, maintenance, training and other areas.
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November 10, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A Mexican airline passenger jet exploded shortly after takeoff in south-central Mexico, killing all 18 people on board, local government officials and media reports said. The accident occurred at 7 p.m. near Uruapan, about 180 miles west of Mexico City. The DC-9 belonged to Taesa, a commercial carrier. The Notimex news agency said Flight 725 had flown from Tijuana to Guadalajara and Uruapan and was headed to Mexico City.
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July 18, 1996 | Associated Press
A turboprop plane with 16 German tourists and two crew members crashed Wednesday in the Yucatan Peninsula, killing one passenger. Others aboard--including the pilot and co-pilot--were injured, according to Amilcar Galaviz, the Red Cross operations director in Cancun.
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May 11, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
A plane carrying a group of miners crashed while trying to land in rugged mountains of northwestern Mexico, killing 16 people and seriously injuring three others, authorities said. The plane was flying from Durango, the capital of Durango state, when it crashed near a remote airstrip in Santa Maria de Otaes, about 570 miles northwest of Mexico City, a state government spokesman said.
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February 7, 1996 | From a Times Staff Writer
A small plane carrying Mexican government officials crashed in the fog south of the coastal city of Ensenada in Baja California on Tuesday afternoon, killing all nine people aboard, police said. Among those believed dead were Leobardo Roa Helmecke, formerly the state president of the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) in Baja California, according to Ensenada municipal police.
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January 4, 1990 | Reuters
Mexican police shot down a plane carrying more than half a ton of cocaine, killing two suspected drug traffickers and arresting two others, a spokeswoman for the attorney general's office said Wednesday. She said the twin-engine Turbo Commander aircraft was downed by police Sunday as it attempted to take off from a clandestine airstrip in northern Sonora state, near the U.S. border. The plane's cargo included a 1,500-pound shipment of cocaine bound for the United States, the spokeswoman said.
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February 7, 1996 | From a Times Staff Writer
A small plane carrying Mexican government officials crashed in the fog south of the coastal city of Ensenada in Baja California on Tuesday afternoon, killing all nine people aboard, police said. Among those believed dead were Leobardo Roa Helmecke, formerly the state president of the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) in Baja California, according to Ensenada municipal police.
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November 18, 1995 | MARK FINEMAN and CRAIG PYES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Few local peasants gave it a second thought when they spotted the 80-seat passenger jet emerge in the midnight sky over Mexico's Pacific Coast on Nov. 4 and then land on a dry lake bed near the southern tip of Baja California. It wasn't the first time, said the residents, who have assumed for months that Mexico's drug cartels were using the 12-mile-long lake bed as a landing strip--one of dozens that U.S. and Mexican drug enforcement agents say are scattered across the countryside.
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November 6, 1991 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Using a crucifix as a splint, hair bands as tourniquets and shredded T-shirts as bandages, a group of USC nursing students and a Lancaster eye doctor saved the lives of four colleagues whose plane had crashed on a medical mission in Mexico. The crash occurred last weekend when one of four single-engine planes piloted by the Flying Doctors of Mercy struck electrical lines and smashed into rugged terrain in the northwestern state of Sinaloa.
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