Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 28 December 1947
Time:ca 12:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-2
Operator:Servicio Aéreo Panini
Registration: XA-GEE
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 10
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Léon (   Mexico) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Léon/Guanajuato-Del Bajio Airport (BJX/MMLO), Mexico
Destination airport:Mexico City International Airport (MEX/MMMX), Mexico
Narrative:
The DC-2 operated on a flight from Durango to Mexico City via Léon. Shortly after takeoff from Léon, an engine failed. The pilot attempted to return to the airport, but the airplane crashed in a residential area, destroying three houses and killing three on the ground.

Sources:
» El Siglo de Torreon 28 December 1947, p.1


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Distance from Léon/Guanajuato-Del Bajio Airport to Mexico City International Airport as the crow flies is 303 km (190 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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