Date & Time: Dec 6, 1978 at 1725 LT
Type of aircraft:
Omaha – San Antonio – Mexico City
United States of America
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Shortly after takeoff from Omaha-Eppley Airport, while climbing, the airplane suffered an engine fire. It stalled and crashed in a huge explosion on a dyke located near the runway end. The aircraft was totally destroyed and all seven occupants were killed. The airplane was en route to Mexico following maintenance at Omaha facilities.
Engine fire for unknown reasons. An oil leak was reported.