Loss of control Accident Airbus A300B4-203 (F) XA-TUE, Tuesday 13 April 2010
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Date:Tuesday 13 April 2010
Type:Silhouette image of generic A30B model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus A300B4-203 (F)
Owner/operator:AeroUnion - Aerotransporte de Carga Union
Registration: XA-TUE
MSN: 078
Year of manufacture:1979
Total airframe hrs:55170 hours
Engine model:General Electric CF6-50C2
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:0,7 km S of Monterrey International Airport (MTY) -   Mexico
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX/MMMX)
Destination airport:Monterrey-General Mariano Escobedo International Airport (MTY/MMMY)
Investigating agency: DGCA Mexico
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
An Airbus A300B4-203F cargo plane, registered XA-TUE, was destroyed when it crashed on final approach to Monterrey-Gen. Mariano Escobedo Airport (MTY), Mexico. All five crew members were killed as well as the driver of a car that was hit by the aircraft.
AeroUnion Flight 302 had departed Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX) on a cargo service to Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX) with an en route stop at Monterrey. The flight had been cleared for a VOR-DME approach to runway 11 at Monterrey. At a distance of 3.2 DME from the runway the flight reported going around. At a distance of 2.6 DME, the indicated altitude and aircraft speed had not changed significantly. Then the aircraft began a steep climb to 3700 feet, during which the aircraft lost speed. The Airbus stalled and fell off the right, impacting a road at 700 meters to the right of the runway centreline.

"Impact of aircraft on ground as a result of loss of control on a missed approach."
Contributing factors:
- Lack of crew coordination (CRM)
- Diminished situational awareness
- Failure to follow proper operational procedures
- Unstabilised non-precision approach
- Unsuitable aircraft configuration
- Adverse weather condition


03:42 UTC / 22:42 local time:
MMMY 140342Z 10014KT 7SM -RA BKN006 BKN025CB OVC050 20/19 A2998 RMK 61105 8/9// HZ LTGIC

04:20 UTC / 23:20 local time:
MMMY 140420Z 11012KT 3SM SHRA BKN006 OVC025CB 20/19 A2999 RMK 8/9// SHRAB15 LTGIC
Wind 110 degrees at 12 knots; visibility 3 miles; rain showers; broken clouds at 600 ft.; overcast with cumulonimbus at 2,500 ft.; Temperature 20°C; Dew point 19°C; 29.99 in.Hg (1015.6 hPa); Lightning observed (intra-cloud)

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: DGCA Mexico
Report number: ACCY-022/10MMMY
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 2 months
Download report: Final report


Confirman 6 muertos tras avionazo en Monterrey (El Universal)
Mueren 6 en avionazo en Monterrey (Milenio.com)
DGAC Final report ACCY-022/10MMMY


  • 44th worst accident in 2010
  • 6th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 6th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time



photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Mexico City International Airport (MEX/MMMX); July 2005

photo (c) Jovanny Gonzales; Mexico City International Airport (MEX/MMMX); 07 January 2008

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