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Last updated: 20 September 2021
Datum:Dienstag 20 Mai 1997
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic JCOM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rockwell 1121B Jet Commander
Kennzeichen: N1121F
Werknummer: 150
Triebwerk: 2 General Electric CJ610-5
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe La Carbonera (   Mexiko)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:El Paso International Airport, TX (ELP/KELP), USA
Flug nach:Toluca Airport (TLC/MMTO), Mexiko
Crashed en route from El Paso, Texas, USA to Toluca, Mexico. The plane had climbed to FL410 to navigate around thunderstorm activity.

Probable Cause:

Probable cause: "Loss of control of the aircraft during cruise flight, when penetrating into a turbulent zone (cb's), causing an accelerated descent to the ground."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: SCT Mexico
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 87 days (3 months)
Accident number: 052/97
Download report: Final report



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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 El Paso International Airport, TX to Toluca Airport as the crow flies is 1535 km (959 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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