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Last updated: 17 October 2019
Date:Thursday 26 December 1968
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-80-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Exportadora de Sal S.A.- ESSA
Registration: XB-POH
C/n / msn: 19822
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:40 km (25 mls) E of Ensenada (   Mexico)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tijuana-Rodriguez Airport (TIJ/MMTJ), Mexico
Destination airport:Guerrero Negro Airport (GUB/MMGR), Mexico
Flew into the side of a mountain.

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Distance from Tijuana-Rodriguez Airport to Guerrero Negro Airport as the crow flies is 572 km (358 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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