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Last updated: 4 December 2021
Estado:Final
Fecha:miércoles 21 octubre 1992
Hora:11:23
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
Operador:Aeroméxico
Registración: XA-AMF
Numéro de série: 48130/976
Año de Construcción: 1980
Horas Totales de la Célula:34120
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 24
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 29
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:Houston-Intercontinental Airport, TX (IAH) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Carreteando (TXI)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Houston-Intercontinental Airport, TX (IAH/KIAH), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Cancún Airport (CUN/MMUN), México
Descripción:
The aircraft was exiting the ramp area onto a taxiway when the pilot observed a motor grader coming from the left and it collided with the left wing of the aircraft. The motor grader was not on the marked roadway nor in contact with the ATC.

Probable Cause:

Probable cause: "The vehicle operator's failure to maintain an adequate visual lookout."

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 252 days (8 months)
Accident number: FTW93LA019
Download report: Final report


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Distance from Houston-Intercontinental Airport, TX to Cancún Airport as the crow flies is 1299 km (812 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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