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Last updated: 15 June 2019
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Date:Wednesday 31 October 1979
Time:21:27
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Mexicana
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:10 km (6.3 mls) off Cozumel Air Base (CZM) (   Mexico)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A transport plane of the Mexican Air Force, reported to be a DC-6 or a C-54, crashed into the sea off Cozumel during a rainstorm.

Sources:
» Aviation Letter 161
» El Siglo de Torreon 1 November 1979, p.11


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