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Accident description
Last updated: 28 May 2016
Date:Wednesday 13 November 1946
Time:ca 08:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3
Operator:Communicaciones Aéreas de Veracruz
Registration: XA-FOZ
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:20 km (12.5 mls) E of Perote (   Mexico)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Mexico City International Airport (MEX/MMMX), Mexico
Destination airport:Veracruz-Las Bajadas Airport (VER/MMVR), Mexico
Crashed into a mountain at 11000 feet.
Although often quoted being "XA-FOX", a newspaper photo is said to show XA-FOZ.

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Distance from Mexico City International Airport to Veracruz-Las Bajadas 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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