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Date:Friday 12 October 1973
Time:ca 19:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic H25A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH-125-1A
Operator:Avionas Banamex
Registration: XA-COL
MSN: 25086
First flight: 1966
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:off Acapulco-Alvarez International Airport (ACA) (   Mexico)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Mexico City International Airport (MEX/MMMX), Mexico
Destination airport:Acapulco-Alvarez International Airport (ACA/MMAA), Mexico
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed into the sea while on approach to Acapulco Airport, Mexico. Last contact with the flight was at 10 nm from the airport.

Sources:
» El Sigle de Torreón, 12-10-1973
» El Sigle de Torreón, 19-10-1973


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photo of de-Havilland-DH-125-1A-XA-COL
accident date: 12-10-1973
type: de Havilland DH-125-1A
registration: XA-COL
 

Map
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 Mexico City International Airport to Acapulco-Alvarez International Airport as the crow flies is 305 km (190 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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