- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: November 09, 1999
Time: 19:03
Location: Near Uruapan, Mexico
Operator: TAESA
Flight #: 725
Route: Uruapan - Mexico City
AC Type: McDonnell Douglas DC-9-31
Registration: XA-TKN
cn / ln: 47418/570
Aboard: 18   (passengers:13  crew:5)
Fatalities: 18   (passengers:13  crew:5)
Ground: 0
Summary: The plane was on a flight from Tujuana to Mexico City, with stops at Guadalajara and Uruapan. After reaching Uruapan, seventy-eight passengers deplaned.One minute after taking off from Uruapan, the crew declared an emergency without saying what was wrong. A few minutes later the plane went into a steep dive and crashed in a mountainous area 3.3 miles south of the airport. Some witnesses stated the plane was on fire before it hit the ground. TAESA's operation license was suspended due to the incident, which prompted inquiries regarding the airline's safety and maintenance procedures.
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