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 experienced a hard landing at Chihuahua Airport on July 27, 1981. Thirty-two people were killed when the McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32 jet aircraft was heavily damaged by impact with the ground and fire on approach in high winds.
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. Thirty-four passengers and crew were able to flee the wreckage; the smoke and fire caused the deaths of those that remained trapped.
- Swissair Flight 316 another fatal aviation crash where an aircraft overran the runway.
- ASN Aircraft accident McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32 XA-DEN Chihuahua Airport (CUU)
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2012-04-07.
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