Date & Time: Aug 8, 1970 at 0002 LT
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
New York - Acapulco
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Captain / Total hours on type:
On final approach to Acapulco-General Juan N. Alvarez Airport by night, the crew failed to realize his altitude was insufficient when the airplane struck approach lights and crashed in flames short of runway. All eight crew members were rescued (a stewardess was found badly injured few hours later) and the aircraft was destroyed by a post crash fire.
The crew continued the approach below the glide for unknown reason.