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Last updated: 19 September 2021
Datum:donderdag 24 februari 2005
Type:Silhouette image of generic WW24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
IAI 1124 Westwind
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Gobierno del Estado de Colima
Registratie: XC-COL
Constructienummer: 279
Bouwjaar: 1979
Aantal vlieguren:8523
Motoren: 2 Garrett TFE731-3-1G
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Totaal:slachtoffers: 7 / inzittenden: 7
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij El Devanador, Tzitzio (   Mexico)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Zaken
Vliegveld van vertrek:Toluca Airport (TLC/MMTO), Mexico
Vliegveld van aankomst:Colima Airport (CLQ/MMIA), Mexico
The IAI Westwind jet departed Toluca (TLC) at 15:16 for a flight to Colima (CLQ), carrying a.o. the governor of the western Mexican state of Colima, Gustavo Vázquez Montes. Ten minutes later the aircraft had reached the cruising altitude of FL260.
At 15:31 the pilot radioed that he had some flight control problems and that they were diverting to Morelia Airport (MLM). A descent from FL160 was initiated on radial 160 of the Morelia VOR. The aircraft then disappeared from radar and was later found to have crashed in a mountainous area.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Sudden descent during cruise flight and loss of control of the aircraft due to flight control problems".

- Possible failure of the horizontal stabilizer actuator
- Possible abrupt change in the attitude of the aircraft due to the position of the centre of gravity
- Possible improper crew actions to resolve the emergency.
- Possible crew neglect of position and indication of flight controls.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: SCT Mexico
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 5 months
Accident number: 012/05
Download report: Final report

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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Toluca Airport en Colima Airport bedraagt 419 km (262 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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