Aeroméxico Flight 229

Aeroméxico Flight 229 was a McDonnell Douglas DC-9 that crashed into the side of a mountain while on approach to Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, on 20 June 1973. There were no survivors among the 27 passengers and crew.[1]

Aeroméxico Flight 229
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Aeroméxico DC-9-15 XA-SOJ, sister ship of the accident aircraft
Date20 June 1973
SummaryControlled flight into terrain
SiteNear Lic. Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
Aircraft typeMcDonnell Douglas DC-9-15
Aircraft nameCoahuila
Flight originHouston-Intercontinental Airport
1st stopoverGeneral Mariano Escobedo International Airport
Last stopoverLic. Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport
DestinationMexico City International Airport
Fatalities27 (all)


The accident aircraft was on a passenger flight from Houston-Intercontinental Airport (now George Bush Intercontinental Airport) in Houston, Texas to Mexico City International Airport via General Mariano Escobedo International Airport in Monterrey, Mexico, and Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport in Puerto Vallarta. The aircraft was nearing Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz when the flight was cleared for approach and landing on runway 04. At 22:47, during the approach, the aircraft flew into the side of Las Minas Mountain, 20 miles (32 km) SSE of the Puerto Vallarta airport. The aircraft broke up and caught fire, killing all 27 passengers and crew.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Ranter, Harro. "ASN Aircraft accident McDonnell Douglas DC-9-15 XA-SOC Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR)". Aviation Safety Network. Archived from the original on 6 December 2008. Retrieved 14 February 2021.

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