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Last updated: 16 October 2021
Date:Friday 20 November 1998
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 24D
Operator:Armada de Mexico - Fuerza Aeronaval
Registration: MTX-02
MSN: 24-313
First flight: 1975
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mexico City-Juarez International Airport (MEX) (   Mexico)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX/MMMX), Mexico
Destination airport:Veracruz-Las Bajadas Airport (VER/MMVR), Mexico
The Learjet would not rotate on takeoff. The takeoff was aborted, but the airplane could not be brought to a halt on the runway. It overran the runway by 150 m, causing the undercarriage to be sheared off. A fire broke out near the right hand wing tip tank.

Rejected takeoff
Runway excursion

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Distance from Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport to Veracruz-Las Bajadas Airport as the crow flies is 303 km (189 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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