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Last updated: 14 November 2018
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Date:Sunday 6 December 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A
Operator:LASA Engenharia e Prospecções
Registration: PP-CDH
C/n / msn: 11730
First flight: 1943
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Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Turrialba Volcano (   Costa Rica)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Mexico City International Airport (MEX/MMMX), Mexico
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed. The aircraft was operating on a flight from Mexico City to Chile.

It must be noted that there is no reference to this accident in Costa Rican newspaper La Nacion around the accident day. There was an accident on December 4 involving a C-47 of the Nicaragua Air Force, also near the Turrialba Volcano.

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» E-mail from Mr. E. Estrada 17-10-2006
» World Directory of Airliner Crashes


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