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Last updated: 16 October 2017
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Date:Tuesday 6 February 1996
Time:20:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic C500 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 500 Citation I
Operator:Aérotaxi Cachanilla
Registration: XA-SLQ
C/n / msn: 500-0111
First flight: 1973
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Ensenada Airport (ESE) (   Mexico)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Tijuana-Rodriguez Airport (TIJ/MMTJ), Mexico
Destination airport:Ensenada Airport (ESE/MMES), Mexico
Narrative:
Hit mountain while approaching in foggy weather.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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Distance from Tijuana-Rodriguez Airport to Ensenada Airport as the crow flies is 89 km (56 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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