US DC-9 Freighter Down In Mexico: One Lost, One Critical | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Most Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne-Monday

Airborne-Tuesday

Airborne-Wednesday Airborne-Thursday

Airborne-Friday

Airborne On YouTube

Airborne-Unlimited-08.08.22

Airborne-Uncrewed-08.09.22

Airborne-Unlimited-08.10.22

Airborne-Flight Training-08.11.22

Airborne-Unlimited-08.12.22

Sun, Jul 06, 2008

US DC-9 Freighter Down In Mexico: One Lost, One Critical

Aircraft Carrying Auto Parts Lost On Approach To Airport

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 07.06.08 1730 EDT: A McDonnell-Douglas DC-9-15 freighter operated by USA Jet Airlines Inc. went down early Sunday morning on approach to Saltillo Airport in the northeastern state of Coahuila, 56 miles west of Monterrey, Mexico.

The accident occurred at 0215 local time as the aircraft neared the airport with a load of automotive parts destined for the General Motors factory in Ramos Arizpe.

Representatives from the National Transportation Safety Board assisting the Mexican government in the investigation said the impact claimed the life of the captain and critically injured the first officer who suffered severe burns. The identities of both were being withheld pending family notification, though it was acknowledged both were American.

According to CNN, vice president of USA Jet Airlines Donald McNeff, said the flight originated from Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, MI just outside of Detroit. It then flew to Hamilton, Ontario to pick up cargo and continued to Shreveport, LA where it cleared customs before departing for Saltillo.
The weather at the airport was described as clear at the time of the accident.

USA Jet Airlines, a subsidiary of Belleville, Michigan-based Active Aero Group, owns four DC-09-15 cargo planes among its 22 aircraft, according to the charter company's Web site.

Active Aero Group, a closely held company, provides specialized freight transportation via its subsidiaries, USA Jet Airlines and Active On-Demand.

FMI: www.usajetairlines.com

Advertisement

More News

NASA Announces Astronaut Corps Ready For Artemis

Moon Project to Draw Upon Whole Corps of all Flight-Qualified Astronauts NASA has announced that the entire body of qualified astronauts in current service with the agency stand as>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.12.22)

“This announcement marks a new important phase in our relationship with Archer, and our commitment to eVTOL technology. We are witnessing an inflection point where consumers,>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.12.22): National Beacon Code Allocation Plan Airspace

National Beacon Code Allocation Plan Airspace (NBCAP) Airspace over United States territory located within the North American continent between Canada and Mexico, including adjacen>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.12.22)

Aero Linx: The Lancair Owner & Builders Organization (LOBO) The Lancair Owner & Builders Organization (LOBO) is a collaborative group and type club for all people who own, >[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.13.22)

Aero Linx: The British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) The British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) is the professional association and registered trade union es>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2022 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC