TAESA Flight 725
XA-TKN, same type of the aircraft involved in the accident
|Date||9 November 1999|
|Summary||Slat malfunction due to pilot error causing spatial disorientation, deep stall and loss of controls|
|Aircraft type||McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31|
|Flight origin||Tijuana International Airport, Tijuana, Baja California|
|1st stopover||Guadalajara International Airport, Guadalajara, Jalisco|
|Last stopover||Uruapan International Airport, Uruapan, Michoacán|
|Destination||Mexico City International Airport, Mexico City|
TAESA Flight 725 covered the Tijuana–Mexico City route with a stop in Uruapan, Michoacán, Mexico. A McDonnell-Douglas DC-9-31 used to fly this route. On November 9, 1999, flight 725 went down a few minutes after leaving the Uruapan International Airport en route to Mexico City. 18 people were killed in the accident.
Crash investigators determined that the pilots of Flight 725 didn't use the checklists prior to departure. During climbout, the pilots became confused about what heading to take during a standard instrument departure. Spatial disorientation was believed to be one factor in the crash of Flight 725.
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