Date & Time: Aug 7, 1976 at 0230 LT
Type of aircraft:
Dassault Falcon 20
Hansa Jet Corporation
Charter/Taxi (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
Houston - Acapulco
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Captain / Total hours on type:
Following an uneventful flight from Houston, the crew was cleared to descend from 37,000 feet to 19,000 feet for an approach to Acapulco-General Juan N. Álvarez Airport. For unknown reasons, the crew continued the descent below 19,000 feet when, at an altitude of 9,000 feet, the airplane struck the slope of a mountain located 20 km southwest of Chilpancingo, about 70 km north of Acapulco. At the time of the accident, the visibility was reduced by night and rain falls.
For unknown reasons, the crew started the approach prematurely, causing the aircraft to descent below the glide and to struck the ground. controlled flight into terrain.