Mexicana Flight 940

Mexicana Flight 940Monday March 31, 1986
While climbing through 29,000 feet, an overheated tire exploded in the wheel well after takeoff and damaged the hydraulic and electrical systems of the aircraft. The plane lost control and crashed. The tire had been serviced with air rather than nitrogen. The air, under high temperature and pressure, resulted in a chemical reaction within the tire itself which led to a explosion of the tire.

Crash Details

DateMonday March 31, 1986
LocationMaravatio, Mexico
Passengers159
Crew8
Fatalities167
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeBoeing B-727-264
OperatorMexicana
RegistrationXA-MEM
Flight OriginMexico City
Flight Destination Puerto Vallarta
Maravatio, Mexico
Mexicana
Boeing B-727-264
1986