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Criminal Occurrence
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Datum:Dienstag 8 September 1959
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A
Fluggesellschaft:Mexicana de Aviación
Kennzeichen: XA-FIL
Werknummer: 11748
Baujahr: 1943
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 13
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 16
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:Poza Rica (   Mexiko)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Mexico City International Airport (MEX/MMMX), Mexiko
Flug nach:Mérida-Rejon Airport (MID/MMMD), Mexiko
Flugnummer:MX621
Unfallbericht:
An in-flight explosion occurred in the passenger cabin. A male passenger, who was believed to have been carrying the bomb, fell from the airplane at an altitude of 11000 feet. A fire developed, but was quickly put out by the crewmembers. A forced landing was made at Poza Rica.

Informationsquelle:
» Aircraft hijackings and other criminal acts against civil aviation : statistics and narrative reports / FAA
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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: 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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