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Last updated: 24 November 2020
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Datum:Montag 30 Januar 1967
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6
Fluggesellschaft:Mexicana de Aviación
Kennzeichen: XA-LAU
Werknummer: 43059/96
Baujahr: 1948
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 26
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 29
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Mérida Airport (MID) (   Mexiko)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX/MMMX), Mexiko
Flug nach:Mérida-Rejon Airport (MID/MMMD), Mexiko
Unfallbericht:
The plane stalled on finals and crashed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Error on the part of the pilot who operated the propeller reversing system."

Informationsquelle:
» El Siglo de Torreón 31 January 1967, p1


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Distance from Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport to Mérida-Rejon Airport as the crow flies is 991 km (619 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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