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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 14 May 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair T-29C (CV-240)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 53-3485
C/n / msn: 439
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:9 km (5.6 mls) S of Villa Pedro Montoya (   Mexico)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Brownsville AAF, TX (BRO/KBRO), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A US Air Force Convair T-29C crashed in Mexican mountains (Cerro del Bramadero) while searching for a missing Texas pilot.

El Siglo de Torreón reported the plane being 'Convair bi-motor' with serial "N-3,348-5T". Likely 53-3485 was meant.

Sources:
» El Siglo de Torreón 17 May 1962, p1+11
» Toledo Blade 17 May 1962, p1
» El Litoral 17 May 1962


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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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