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Last updated: 1 December 2021
Date:Sunday 24 March 1991
Type:Silhouette image of generic SBR1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American Sabreliner 40
Operator:Servicios Aéreos de Los Angeles
Registration: XA-RPS
MSN: 282-56
First flight: 1965
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Puebla/Huejotzingo Airport (PBC) (   Mexico)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Puebla/Huejotzingo Airport (PBC/MMPB), Mexico
Destination airport:Acapulco-Alvarez International Airport (ACA/MMAA), Mexico
The Sabreliner 40 sustained substantial damage in a runway excursion accident at Puebla/Huejotzingo Airport (PBC), Mexico.
During the takeoff roll on runway 35 a tyre on the right hand main landing gear failed. The takeoff was aborted but the aircraft overran the runway. The accident happened in daylight at the start of a flight to Acapulco.
The accident was attributed to the crew's delay in aborting the takeoff and their failure to fully use the aircraft's braking systems.

Rejected takeoff
Runway excursion

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Distance from Puebla/Huejotzingo Airport to Acapulco-Alvarez International Airport as the crow flies is 303 km (189 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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