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Last updated: 25 June 2019
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Date:Tuesday 7 November 1967
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Mexicana
Registration: TTD-6020
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Matamoros, Tamaulipas (   Mexico)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Corpus Christi International Airport, TX (CRP/KCRP), United States of America
Destination airport:Mexico City International Airport (MEX/MMMX), Mexico
Narrative:
Crashed into a mountain about 20 km from Nuevo Laredo Airport. The aircraft was en route to Mexico City when the crew reported mechanical problems and tried to make a precautionary landing at Nuevo Laredo.

Sources:
» El Siglo de Torreon 8 November 1967, p1


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Distance from Corpus Christi International Airport, TX to Mexico City International Airport as the crow flies is 935 km (584 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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