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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
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Date:Sunday 3 July 1955
Time:09:05
Type:Silhouette image of generic TRIM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ford 5-AT-D Tri-Motor
Operator:Servicios Aéreos de Chiapas
Registration: XA-FON
C/n / msn: 5-AT-103
First flight: 1931
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near San Andrés Tuxtla (   Mexico)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Veracruz-Las Bajadas Airport (VER/MMVR), Mexico
Destination airport:Minatitlán/Coatzacoalcos International Airport (MTT/MMMT), Mexico
Narrative:
Crashed en route after double engine failure.

Sources:
» The Ford Tri-Motor 1926-1992 / William T. Larkins


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Distance from Veracruz-Las Bajadas Airport to Minatitlán/Coatzacoalcos International Airport as the crow flies is 204 km (127 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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