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Last updated: 26 October 2021
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Date:Wednesday 13 November 1946
Time:ca 08:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3
Operator:Communicaciones Aéreas de Veracruz
Registration: XA-FOZ
MSN:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:20 km (12.5 mls) E of Perote (   Mexico)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Mexico City International Airport (MEX/MMMX), Mexico
Destination airport:Veracruz-Las Bajadas Airport (VER/MMVR), Mexico
Narrative:
The Douglas DC-3 impacted a cloud-obscured mountain at 11000 feet. The aircraft was slightly off course over mountainous terrain.

Although often quoted being "XA-FOX", a newspaper photo is said to show XA-FOZ.

Classification:

Sources:
» Early Aviation Disasters / D Gero
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 44)


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Distance from Mexico City International Airport to Veracruz-Las Bajadas Airport as the crow flies is 303 km (189 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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Douglas DC-3

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  • 2417th loss
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