Accident
Last updated: 3 September 2014
Estado:Final
Fecha:lunes 15 abril 1957
Hora:ca 07:53
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated B-24J Liberator
Operador:Transportes Aéreos Mexicanos - TAMSA
Registración: XA-KUN
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Víctimas en Tierra:Fatalidades: 1
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Mérida-Rejon Airport (MID) (   México) show on map
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:Mérida-Rejon Airport (MID/MMMD), México
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Mexico City International Airport (MEX/MMMX), México
Descripción:
The aircraft climbed to a height of 100m and made a 65deg left turn. The aircraft continued to climb to 150-200m and made another turn. The Liberator yawed left, lost control and nose dived into the ground, killing a child on the ground. Among those killed aboard the plane was Pedro Infante, a famous Mexican singer, actor.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was due to a manoeuvring error which consisted in making two turns onto the Mexico City heading without conforming the distance and procedure specifications and below the prescribed altitudes and speeds. This error was aggravated by a probable shifting of the load due to improper securing."

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Distance from Mérida-Rejon Airport to Mexico City International Airport as the crow flies is 991 km (619 miles).

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