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Last updated: 24 October 2020
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Date:Wednesday 22 September 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54A-15-DC (DC-4)
Operator:Guest Aerovias Mexico
Registration: XA-GUU
C/n / msn: 10390
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 35
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 44
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Santa Maria-Vila do Porto Airport, Azores (SMA) (   Portugal)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Santa Maria-Vila do Porto Airport, Azores (SMA/LPAZ), Portugal
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Douglas C-54 airplane suffered a loss of engine power on takeoff. The aircraft crash-landed. Two of the 35 passengers on board were injured.
The C-54 operated a flight from Madrid, Spain to Mexico and had made a technical stop at Santa Maria, Azores.

Sources:
» El Litoral 23-9-1948
» El Siglo de Torrejon, 29-9-1948
» El Siglo de Torrejon, 1-10-1948


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