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Accident description
Last updated: 27 November 2015
Date:Thursday 6 January 1972
Time:ca 15:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic A748 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Siddeley HS-748-230 Srs. 2A
Operator:SAESA - Servicios Aéreos Especiales SA
Registration: XA-SEV
C/n / msn: 1598
First flight: 1966
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Total:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 23
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:40 km (25 mls) NW of Chetumal (   Mexico)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Chetumal Airport (CTM/MMCM), Mexico
Destination airport:Mérida-Rejon Airport (MID/MMMD), Mexico
The aircraft crashed on a flight from Chetumal to Mexico City via Mérida and Villahermosa. It departed from Chetumal at 15:21 with an estimated time of arrival at Mérida of 16:15.

» The Bryan Times - Jan 7, 1972


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Distance from Chetumal Airport to Mérida-Rejon Airport as the crow flies is 302 km (189 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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