Accident description
Last updated: 21 August 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 2 April 1981
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-30-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Skytrain Air
Registration: N258M
C/n / msn: 9555
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:4 km (2.5 mls) from Pala˙ de Abajo (   Mexico)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A C-47 transport plane operating on an illegal flight to a landing strip near Llano Jarero, Mexico, crashed between the villages of Cardel and Actopan.

Sources:
» El Siglo de Torreon 4 April 1981, p3


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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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