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Last updated: 18 April 2019
Fecha:jueves 13 junio 1946
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic TRIM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ford 5-AT-B Tri-Motor
Operador:Servicios Aéreos Nacionales
Registración: XA-FOH
Numéro de série: 5-AT-31
Año de Construcción: 1929-03-08 (17 years 3 months)
Motores: 3 Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:El Arenal (   México)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Tuxpan Airport (MMTX), México
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Pachuca Airport (MMPC), México
The Ford was en route Tuxpan to Pachuca with company owner Juan Tilghman Gallo as pilot. It ran into bad weather and descending from 14,000 feet to 9,500 feet over high mountains the right engine stopped followed immediately by the left one. Gallo attempted to stretch the glide to Actopan airfield but instead had to crash-land, sliding along a ridge and ground looping. The aircraft was dismantled and used for spares. Cause was a broken fuel line.

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Distance from Tuxpan Airport to Pachuca Airport as the crow flies is 480 km (300 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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