ASN Aircraft accident Ford 5-AT-B Tri-Motor X-ABCO Amecameca de Juárez
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Date:Thursday 26 March 1936
Type:Silhouette image of generic TRIM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ford 5-AT-B Tri-Motor
Operator:Mexicana de Aviación
Registration: X-ABCO
MSN: 5-AT-012
First flight: 1928-12-12 (7 years 4 months)
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:E of Amecameca de Juárez (   Mexico)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Mexico City-Central Airport (MEX/MMMX), Mexico
Destination airport:Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA/MGGT), Guatemala
Crashed and burned in a mountain pass between the Iztaccíhuatl and Popocatépetl volcanos.
Ten tourists (eight German, one Austrian, one Hungarian) and four crew were on board.

» The Ford Tri-Motor 1926-1992 / William T. Larkins
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Distance from Mexico City-Central Airport to Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport as the crow flies is 1050 km (656 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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Ford Tri-Motor

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  • 65th loss
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