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Last updated: 21 October 2021
Status:Preliminary
Date:Wednesday 5 July 2006
Time:ca 05:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic SBR1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American Sabreliner 40
Operator:Vigo Jet
Registration: XA-UCS
MSN: 262-6
First flight: 1964
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX) (   Mexico)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Léon/Guanajuato-Del Bajio Airport (BJX/MMLO), Mexico
Destination airport:Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX/MMMX), Mexico
Narrative:
A Rockwell Sabreliner 40 cargo jet, operated by Vigo Jet, suffered a tyre burst on landing on runway 05L at Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX). The fuel tank was struck by debris and fuel began leaking from the left hand wing. Sparks ignited the fire, causing substantial damage to the airplane.
Both pilots were unhurt.

Sources:
» fsmex.com


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Distance from Léon/Guanajuato-Del Bajio Airport to Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport as the crow flies is 303 km (190 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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