Accident Bristol 175 Britannia 302 XA-MEC,
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Date:Friday 9 July 1965
Type:Silhouette image of generic brtn model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Bristol 175 Britannia 302
Owner/operator:Aeronaves de México
Registration: XA-MEC
MSN: 12918
Year of manufacture:1957
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 82
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Tijuana Airport (TIJ) -   Mexico
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX/MMMX)
Destination airport:Tijuana-Rodriguez Airport (TIJ/MMTJ)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
When arriving to Tijuana after a flight from Mexico City, the flight crew noticed that the main landing gear of the Britannia was not properly locked. Although attempts were made, the gear wouldn't lock and an emergency landing was made. Fortunately the crew and the passengers were not injured, but the aircraft suffered damaged to the engines, prop blades, wings and fuselage.


Caballero Aguila, Historia de Aeromexico
Ramon Marin
El Tiempo 11 July 1965, p1
El Tiempo 10 July 1965, p3



Photo: Erle Stanley Gardner Collection/Temecula Valley Museum

Revision history:

12-Feb-2024 11:20 ASN Updated [Photo]
12-Feb-2024 11:34 ASN Updated [Photo]

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