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Last updated: 19 October 2021
Date:Wednesday 18 September 1996
Type:Silhouette image of generic C123 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-123K Provider
Operator:Krissalan de Aviacion
Registration: XA-SNB
MSN: 20126
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bahía Tortugas Airfield (   Mexico)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Bahía Tortugas Airfield, Mexico
Destination airport:Ensenada Airport (ESE/MMES), Mexico
A Fairchild C-123K Provider transport plane crashed during takeoff from Bahía Tortugas Airfield, Mexico. All five aboard were killed. The aircraft was carrying seven and a half tons of lobster and four businessmen to Ensenada.

Probable Cause:

Probable cause: Take-off without sufficient speed to acquire the required lift.
Contibutory factors:
- right engine possibly inoperative at takeoff.
- possible excessive weight at take-off.

Loss of control

» Werner Fischdick
» El Informador, 19-9-1996
» DGAC Mexico Summary report 098/96


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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 Bahía Tortugas Airfield to Ensenada Airport as the crow flies is 480 km (300 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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