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Accident description
Last updated: 21 February 2018
Date:Saturday 18 June 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46
Operator:Tigres Voladores
Registration: XA-LID
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 42
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Leon Airport (BJX) (   Mexico)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Léon/Guanajuato-Del Bajio Airport (BJX/MMLO), Mexico
Destination airport:?
Crashed into trees on takeoff following engine failure. The aircraft caught fire. Two crew members and 22 passengers were injured.

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