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Date:Monday 27 October 2003
Type:Silhouette image of generic H25B model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
British Aerospace BAe-125-800A
Registration: XA-ISH
MSN: 258036
First flight: 1985
Total airframe hrs:5717
Engines: 2 Garrett TFE731-5R-1H
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:2,4 km (1.5 mls) from Las Potrancas Ranch Airstrip (   Mexico)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Tampico-Gen F Javier Mina Airport (TAM/MMTM), Mexico
Destination airport:Las Potrancas Ranch Airstrip, Mexico
The Aeroxtra BAe-125-800A departed Tampico for a short 48-mile flight to a private airstrip. Instrument conditions existed as the Hawker crossed perpendicular to the airstrip at midfield while maneuvering for a visual approach. The pilot descended below minima until the aircraft impacted the side of a hill.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Impact against terrain without loss of control (CFIT), at 800 feet elevation during a visual approach (VFR), in unfavorable weather conditions (low clouds); not respecting altitude minimums".

Contributing factors:
- lack of crew resource management (CRM)
- continued flight in unfavourable weather conditions (low cloud).
- approach to an aerodrome without radio assistance support.
- loss of situational awareness.
- inadequate pre-flight operational planning.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: SCT Mexico
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 167 days (6 months)
Accident number: 072/03
Download report: Final report
Language: Spanish

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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photo of BAe-125-800A-HB-VKN
accident date: 27-10-2003
type: BAe-125-800A
registration: HB-VKN
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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