Criminal Occurrence
Last updated: 19 April 2014
Estado:
Fecha:martes 8 septiembre 1959
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A
Operador:Mexicana
Registración: XA-FIL
Numéro de série: 11748
Año de Construcción: 1943
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 13
Total:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 16
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:Poza Rica (   México)
Fase: Desconocido (UNK)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Mexico City International Airport (MEX/MMMX), México
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Mérida-Rejon Airport (MID/MMMD), México
Número de Vuelo: 621
Descripción:
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.

Fuentes:
» Aircraft hijackings and other criminal acts against civil aviation : statistics and narrative reports / FAA
» El Siglo de Torreón


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