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Last updated: 3 April 2020
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Fecha:lunes 30 enero 1967
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6
Operador:Mexicana de Aviación
Registración: XA-LAU
Numéro de série: 43059/96
Año de Construcción: 1948
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 26
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 29
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Mérida Airport (MID) (   México)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Mexico City-Benito Juárez International Airport (MEX/MMMX), México
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Mérida-Rejon Airport (MID/MMMD), México
Descripción:
The plane stalled on finals and crashed.

Probable Cause:

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

Fuentes:
» 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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