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Accident description
Last updated: 27 May 2016
Date:Wednesday 10 April 1968
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-3 (DC-3)
Operator:Aerovias Rojas
Registration: XA-GEV
C/n / msn: 7339
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Villa del Carbon (   Mexico)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Aguascalientes Airport (AGU/MMAS), Mexico
Destination airport:Mexico City International Airport (MEX/MMMX), Mexico
Crashed into a wooded area while on the inaugurating service from Aguascalientes to Mexico City.



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Distance from Aguascalientes Airport to Mexico City International Airport as the crow flies is 419 km (262 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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