Accident description
Last updated: 23 July 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 12 June 1967
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A-197D
Operator:Aeronaves de México
Registration: XA-FUW
C/n / msn: 3260
First flight: 1940
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants:
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near La Paz (   Mexico)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:La Paz-Manuel Márquez de León International Airport (LAP/MMLP), Mexico
Destination airport:Mazatlán-Gen. Rafael Buelna Airport (MZT/MMMZ), Mexico
Narrative:
Crashed into a residential area while trying to return to the airport following an engine failure.


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Distance from La Paz-Manuel Márquez de León International Airport to Mazatlán-Gen. Rafael Buelna Airport as the crow flies is 427 km (267 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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