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Last updated: 29 November 2021
Estado:
Fecha:lunes 2 junio 1958
Hora:22:06
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-749A Constellation
Operador:Aeronaves de México
Registración: XA-MEV
Numéro de série: 2665
Año de Construcción: 1951
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 7 / Ocupantes: 7
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 38 / Ocupantes: 38
Total:Fatalidades: 45 / Ocupantes: 45
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:16 km (10 milles) W of Guadalajara Airport (GDL) (   México)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Guadalajara Airport (GDL/MMGL), México
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Mexico City International Airport (MEX/MMMX), México
Número de Vuelo: 111
Descripción:
The Aeronaves de Mexico Constellation crew didn't follow the established climb-out procedure and crashed into the La Latilla Mountain.
The flight made a routine take-off from runway 28. A turn to the left was made as though to perform the procedural tear drop turn prescribed by the Airports Manual for climb-out on instruments. Instead of completing the procedural turn, the pilot continued on a straight course for about two minutes in a southwesterly direction. Then, on making a right turn the aircraft crashed on the mountain peak.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The aircraft did not climb out in accordance with previously approved procedures - the provisions of which are set out in the Airports Manual."

Fuentes:
» ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 59-AN/54 (154)
» El Informador


Fotos

photo of Lockheed-L-749A-Constellation-XA-MEV
accident date: 02-06-1958
type: Lockheed L-749A Constellation
registration: XA-MEV
photo of Lockheed-L-749A-Constellation-XA-MEV
accident date: 02-06-1958
type: Lockheed L-749A Constellation
registration: XA-MEV
photo of Lockheed-L-749A-Constellation-XA-MEV
accident date: 02-06-1958
type: Lockheed L-749A Constellation
registration: XA-MEV
photo of Lockheed-L-749A-Constellation-XA-MEV
accident date: 02-06-1958
type: Lockheed L-749A Constellation
registration: XA-MEV
photo of Lockheed-L-749A-Constellation-XA-MEV
accident date: 02-06-1958
type: Lockheed L-749A Constellation
registration: XA-MEV
 

Map
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 Guadalajara Airport to Mexico City International Airport as the crow flies is 456 km (285 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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