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Accident description
Last updated: 23 March 2018
Date:Monday 17 February 1992
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6A/B
Registration: N72522
C/n / msn: 44697/598
First flight: 1955
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Tlahualilo de Zaragoza, Durango (   Mexico)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
A Douglas DC-6, carrying false registration marks XB-JAF, was damaged beyond repair in an accident near Tlahualilo de Zaragoza, Durango, Mexico. A fire erupted and all four on board were killed. The airplane was heading to the north-east at the time of the accident.
The real identity was not reported by Mexican media. Reportedly DC-6 N72522 was lost in an accident in Mexico early 1992. Likely this was the airplane involved in the accident.

» El Siglo de Torreón 19 February 1992, p1+2


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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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