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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Date:Friday 5 May 1989
Time:14:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic TRIS model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A Trislander Mk.III-2
Operator:Aero Cozumel
Registration: XA-JPE
C/n / msn: 1051
First flight: 1977
Engines: 3 Lycoming O-540-E4C5
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 17
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 19
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) from Playa del Carmen Airport (PCM) (   Mexico)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Chichén Itzá Airport (CZA/MMCT), Mexico
Destination airport:Cozumel Airport (CZM/MMCZ), Mexico
Narrative:
Crashed shortly after the pilot radioed that he was attempting an emergency landing in the jungle because of engine problems.

Sources:
» Aviation Letter 271
» Flight International 17-23.01.1990
» Mohave Daily Miner - May 7, 1989


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Distance from Chichén Itzá Airport to Cozumel Airport as the crow flies is 158 km (99 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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