Accident description
Last updated: 23 November 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 8 March 1955
Time:13:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A-228D
Operator:Mexicana de Aviación
Registration: XA-DIK
C/n / msn: 3292
First flight: 1941
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 23
Total:Fatalities: 26 / Occupants: 26
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:20 km (12.5 mls) WNW of Talpa de Allende Airport (   Mexico)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Puerto Vallarta-Gustavo D. Ordaz Airport (PVR/MMPR), Mexico
Destination airport:Talpa de Allende Airport, Mexico
Flightnumber: 591
Narrative:
Crashed in the cerro del Cabre mountain range, some 20 km from the destination Talpa.
The airplane operated on a domestic flight from Puerto Vallarta to Talpa, Mascota and Guadalajara, Mexico.


Sources:
» El Informador 9 March 1955
» El Siglo de Torreón


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Distance from Puerto Vallarta-Gustavo D. Ordaz Airport to Talpa de Allende Airport as the crow flies is 56 km (35 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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