Airplane Crash - Chihuahua, Mexico 07/27/1981

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Chihuahua, Mexico


Date07/27/1981
LocationChihuahua, Mexico
OperatorAeromexico
Flight #230
RouteMonterey - Chihuahua
TypeMcDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
RegistrationXA-DEN
Cn/In47621/729
Aboard66
Fatalities30
Ground0
SummaryWhile landing in adverse weather conditions, the aircraft landed right of the runway, bounced and struck the ground. The fuselage broke in two and caught fire. Thunderstorms and strong turbulence in the area associated with a tropical air mass.

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