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Last updated: 23 January 2021
Datum:Dienstag 27 Januar 1976
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6A
Fluggesellschaft:Aerotécnicos Asociados de México
Kennzeichen: XA-RIO
Werknummer: 44908/691
Baujahr: 1956
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:25 km (15.6 Meilen) N of Cozumel Airport (CZM) (   Mexiko)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Cozumel Airport (CZM/MMCZ), Mexiko
Flug nach:Mexico City International Airport (MEX/MMMX), Mexiko
The DC-6 cargo plane crashed five minutes after take-off. The aircraft had arrived Panama and offloaded its cargo at Cozumel. It was continuing empty to Mexico City.

» ABC (Madrid) 29 January 1976, p93
» El Siglo de Torreón 29 January 1976, p10
» El Tiempo 31 January 1976, p7A


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Cozumel Airport to Mexico City International Airport as the crow flies is 1267 km (792 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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