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Accident
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Estado:
Fecha:viernes 16 diciembre 1949
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A
Operador:Mexicana de Aviación
Registración: XA-DUK
Numéro de série: 11721
Año de Construcción: 1943
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 13 / Ocupantes: 13
Total:Fatalidades: 17 / Ocupantes: 17
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Orizaba (   México)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Mexico City International Airport (MEX/MMMX), México
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Mérida-Rejon Airport (MID/MMMD), México
Descripción:
Crashed into the Cerro del Borrego, a mountain near Orizaba.

Fuentes:
» El Tiempo 17 December 1949, p.10
» El Tiempo 18 December 1949, p.7


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Distance from Mexico City International Airport to Mérida-Rejon Airport as the crow flies is 991 km (619 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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Douglas DC-3

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