Date & Time: Jan 8, 1993 at 0846 LT
Type of aircraft:
Avemex - Aviacion Ejecutiva Mexicana
Landing (descent or approach)
Charter/Taxi (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
Mexico City - Hermosillo
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Aircraft flight hours:
Following an uneventful flight from Mexico City, the crew was cleared for an approach to Hermosillo-General Ignacio Pesqueira Garcia Airport runway 23. During the descent, the crew was alerted by ATC about poor weather conditions and limited visibility. On final, at an altitude of 1,800 feet, the aircraft struck the slope of Mt El Bachoco located 10,4 km short of runway 23. The aircraft was destroyed and all nine occupants were killed.
Controlled flight into terrain after the crew failed to maintain the minimum prescribed altitude of 2,800 feet on approach. The lack of visibility due to poor weather conditions was considered as a contributing factor.