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Last updated: 21 November 2019
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Date:Saturday 23 September 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A-228C
Operator:Mexicana de Aviación
Registration: XA-CAO
C/n / msn: 2231
First flight: 1940
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 17
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 21
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:near Tlanalapa, Hidalgo (   Mexico)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Mérida-Rejon Airport (MID/MMMD), Mexico
Destination airport:Mexico City International Airport (MEX/MMMX), Mexico
Narrative:
Found crashed on timber mill two days later. Four crew and 17 passengers. One occupant killed and ten injured.

Sources:
» El Siglo de Torreón 25 September 1944, p1+6
» El Siglo de Torreón 26 September 1944, p1+5
» Noticias de Hoy - September 27, 1944


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Distance from Mérida-Rejon Airport to Mexico City International Airport as the crow flies is 991 km (619 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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