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Last updated: 26 July 2021
Datum:Dienstag 27 November 1951
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-2-243
Fluggesellschaft:Lineas Aéreas Unidas SA - LAUSA
Kennzeichen: XA-DOQ
Werknummer: 2077
Baujahr: 1939
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 11 / Insassen: 18
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 13 / Insassen: 20
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:San Luis Acatlán (   Mexiko)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:San Luis Acatlán, Mexiko
Flug nach:Acapulco-Alvarez International Airport (ACA/MMAA), Mexiko
The DC-2 was approaching San Luis Acatlán when the pilots saw that the grass strip was blocked due to the presence of cattle. The flight circled the airfield while the animals were removed from the runway. This caused a delay due to which the airplane had to takeoff in darkness, bound for Acapulco. On takeoff the airplane hit something. The airplane crashed and caught fire.

» The Sheboygan Press, 1951-11-29
» El Siglo de Torreon 29 November 1951, p.1


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