Western Airlines Flight 2605

Western Airlines Flight 2605Wednesday October 31, 1979
The aircraft struck a vehicle after landing on a closed runway in fog. The tower warned the flight three times about the closed runway. Non-compliance with the meteorological minima for the approach procedure, as cleared. Failure to comply with the aircraft's operating procedures during the approach phase, and landing on a runway closed to traffic.

Crash Details

DateWednesday October 31, 1979
LocationMexico City, Mexico
Passengers77
Crew11
Fatalities72
Survivors16
Aircraft TypeMcDonnell Douglas DC-10-10
OperatorWestern Airlines
RegistrationN903WA
Flight OriginLos Angeles, CA
Flight Destination Mexico City, Mexico

Recording

Mexico City, Mexico
Western Airlines
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10
1979