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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 211152
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic J3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper J-3C Cub
Owner/operator:Instituto Aéreo Nacional
Registration: XC-...
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:San Juan Teotihuacán -   Mexico
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Hit three US tourists while low flying over stone monument Pirámide del Sol, reportendly when attempting a forced landing or making photos. Colombian student pilot (18) and a mexican occupant unhurt. Wife of US embassy official of agriculture Kenneth Wernimont died and two other women seriously injured. The Piper made a forced landing.


L'Echo d'Oran 21 February 1952

Revision history:

17-May-2018 13:57 TB Added
06-Apr-2019 16:30 TB Updated [Total fatalities, Source, Narrative]
14-Jul-2020 12:35 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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