Accident description
Last updated: 18 April 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 25 March 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-53-DO (DC-3)
Operator:Aeronaves de México
Registration: XA-GUN
C/n / msn: 7358
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:16 km (10 mls) N of Monterrey (   Mexico)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Mazatlán Airport (MZT/MMMZ), Mexico
Destination airport:Monterrey-Aeropuerto Del Norte (NTR/MMAN), Mexico
Narrative:
Struck the Friars Peak while waiting for a permission to land.

Sources:
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 59)


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Distance from Mazatlán Airport to Monterrey-Aeropuerto Del Norte as the crow flies is 676 km (422 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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