Allegro Air plane crashes

Allegro was an airline based in Mexico that was in operation from 1992 to 2004. It has a variety of routes, usually charter, between the U.S. and Mexico. Although Allegro Airlines has had no fatal events involving passengers, it has experienced one significant safety event that led to serious damage to the aircraft and some injuries to the occupants. The details of the event are provided below.

14 May 1996;Allegro Air DC9-14; near Tampico, Mexico: The airline was inbound to Cancun, Mexico on a charter flight that originated in Orlando, Florida when the aircraft ran out of fuel about 23 nautical miles (42 km) out over the Gulf of Mexico. The pilot elected to continue the approach and attempt to land at the Tampico Airport. The airplane was reported to have landed on a road near the airport. During the landing roll, the nose landing gear collapsed resulting in structural damage to the airframe. Four passengers sustained minor injuries during the emergency evacuation, while the crew of four and the remainder 36 passengers were not injured.

The investigation was managed by the government of the Mexico, specifically the office of the director general of civil aviation (DGAC).

Allegro Air plane crashes -- Revised: 26 January 2017