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Last updated: 27 September 2021
Fecha:jueves 26 marzo 1936
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic TRIM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ford 5-AT-B Tri-Motor
Operador:Mexicana de Aviación
Registración: X-ABCO
Numéro de série: 5-AT-012
Año de Construcción: 1928-12-12 (7 years 4 months)
Motores: 3 Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 10 / Ocupantes: 10
Total:Fatalidades: 14 / Ocupantes: 14
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:E of Amecameca de Juárez (   México)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Mexico City-Central Airport (MEX/MMMX), México
Aeropuerto de Llegada: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.

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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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