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Last updated: 22 October 2021
Date:Friday 6 October 2000
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31
Registration: N936ML
MSN: 47501/571
First flight: 1970
Total airframe hrs:74277
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 83
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 88
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Reynosa-Gen Lucio Blanco Airport (REX) (   Mexico)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX/MMMX), Mexico
Destination airport:Reynosa-Gen. Lucio Blanco Airport (REX/MMRX), Mexico
Flightnumber: 250
Aeroméxico Flight 250 departed Mexico City for an 85-minute flight to Reynosa. Landing at Reynosa, the aircraft was not able to stop before the runway end and overran. The DC-9 crashed through some houses and ended up in a ditch. The captain of the flight had more than 10,300 flight hours and numerous regular landings at the Reynosa airport since 1983, according to Aeromexico.
Weather reported around 17:00 at Reynosa included a temperature of 77F/25C; 1014 mB and westerly wind at 5 mph with haze. The area had been subject to heavy rainfall due to tropical storm 'Keith'.

Probable Cause:

Probable cause: "Long landing and contact, after a high approach with excessive speed as a result of a non-precision approach, on a waterlogged runway and in adverse weather conditions (discharge of CB's in the area), with the aircraft departing from the opposite runway threshold (113)".

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: SCT Mexico
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 217 days (7 months)
Accident number: 081/00
Download report: Final report

Runway excursion

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photo of DC-9-31-N936ML
accident date: 06-10-2000
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31
registration: N936ML
photo of DC-9-31-N936ML
accident date: 06-10-2000
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31
registration: N936ML

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-Benito Juárez International Airport to Reynosa-Gen. Lucio Blanco Airport as the crow flies is 732 km (457 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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