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Last updated: 17 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 9 September 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 100
Operator:Lineas Aéreas del Centro
Registration: XA-BOP
C/n / msn: 18
First flight: 1966
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 19
Total:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 21
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:65 km (40.6 mls) W of Mexico City (   Mexico)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX/MMMX), Mexico
Destination airport:Morelia Airport (MLM/MMMM), Mexico
Narrative:
Crashed near a highway in mountainous terrain.

Sources:
» Winnipeg Free Press, 11-9-2007


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Distance from Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport to Morelia Airport as the crow flies is 208 km (130 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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