Airplane Crash - Near Salinas Victoria, Nuevo Leon, Mexico 06/04/1969

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Salinas Victoria, Nuevo Leon, Mexico


Date06/04/1969
Time08:42
LocationNear Salinas Victoria, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
OperatorCompania Mexicana de Aviacion
Flight #704
RouteMexico City - Monterey
TypeBoeing B-727-64
RegistrationXA-SEL
Cn/In19256/355
Aboard79
Fatalities79
Ground0
SummaryWhile the crew was descending and attempting to align with the runway, the plane hit high ground, several kilometers from the airport, in poor weather conditions. Excessive speed and wide radius of turn took the aircraft out of the designated descent area and over rising terrain.

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