Aeromexico Flight 230
Flight 230 in flames after running off the runway.
|Runway overrun summary|
|Date||27 July 1981|
|Summary||Slid off runway in bad weather|
|Site||General Roberto Fierro Villalobos International Airport, Chihuahua, Mexico|
|Fatalities||32 (30 passengers, 2 crew)|
|Aircraft type||McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32|
|Flight origin||Monterey-General Mariano Escobedo International Airport|
|Destination||Chihuahua International Airport|
Aeroméxico Flight 230 was a flight that, on July 27, 1981, experienced a hard landing at Chihuahua Airport and broke up. A fire broke out and 32 people were killed. The flight was on a DC-9-32 jet aircraft.
The flight was uneventful until landing at Chihuahua. There were isolated cumulonimbus clouds with strong squalls and showers during approach and landing. Upon touchdown, the aircraft bounced once and struck the ground; the aircraft then slid off the runway, broke up and caught on fire. 34 passengers and crew were able to flee the wreckage; the smoke and fire caused the deaths of those that remained trapped.
Bad weather was blamed for this accident.
- Swissair Flight 316 another fatal aviation crash where an aircraft overran the runway.
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