Date: October 31, 1979
Time: 0542
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Operator: Western Airlines
Flight #: 2605
Route: Los Angeles - Mexico City
AC Type: McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10
Registration: N903WA
cn / ln: 46929/107
Aboard: 88   (passengers:77  crew:11)
Fatalities: 72   (passengers:63  crew:9)
Ground: 1
Summary: 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.

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