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Last updated: 8 December 2019
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Date:Wednesday 28 September 1960
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-53-DO (DC-3)
Operator:Mexicana de Aviación
Registration: XA-HUS
C/n / msn: 7388
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 18
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Juchitepec (   Mexico)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tapachula International Airport (TAP/MMTP), Mexico
Destination airport:Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX/MMMX), Mexico
Narrative:
The DC-3 crashed into a mountain in dense fog.

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Distance from Tapachula International Airport to Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport as the crow flies is 874 km (547 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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