July 10, 2000 |
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.
October 7, 2000 |
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.
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.
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.
May 11, 1996 |
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.
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.